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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the West Branch Lac Qui Parle River at Dawson are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 42
Moderate Flood Stage: 40
Flood Stage: 39
Action Stage: 36
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 41.12 ft on 03/24/2011
(2) 41.05 ft on 03/25/2019
(3) 41.00 ft on 04/13/2001
(4) 40.20 ft on 04/09/2001
(5) 39.35 ft on 04/11/2023 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.35 ft on 04/11/2023 (P)
(2) 35.22 ft on 05/15/2022 (P)
(3) 33.60 ft on 04/10/2021
(4) 34.90 ft on 03/15/2020
(5) 41.05 ft on 03/25/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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39.7 Water surface hits Diagonial St Bridge
32.29 spillway elevation for dam 1000ft downstream

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New forecast point effective 1/20/2021
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