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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Chippewa River (WI) at Eau Claire are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Durand
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 778
Moderate Flood Stage: 776
Flood Stage: 773
Action Stage: 764
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 781.00 ft on 09/01/1941
(2) 779.60 ft on 04/02/1967
(3) 778.90 ft on 06/21/1993
(4) 778.50 ft on 05/03/1954
(5) 777.80 ft on 09/25/2010
(6) 777.00 ft on 09/10/1938
(7) 776.80 ft on 06/02/2013
(8) 776.20 ft on 04/14/2002
(9) 775.06 ft on 04/19/2019
(10) 775.04 ft on 05/20/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 766.31 ft on 03/26/2021
(2) 771.15 ft on 03/31/2020
(3) 775.06 ft on 04/19/2019
(4) 771.59 ft on 10/11/2018
(5) 773.31 ft on 06/20/2018
(6) 775.04 ft on 05/20/2017
(7) 774.64 ft on 03/18/2016
(8) 768.50 ft on 06/22/2013
(9) 766.50 ft on 06/08/2013
(10) 776.80 ft on 06/02/2013
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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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778.5 Additional downtown stores and some homes begin experiencing basement flooding.
776 The 1st Avenue and Chippewa Street intersection may flood.
775 Some downtown businesses begin getting water in their basements.
773 Parkland area along the river may flood.
770 Lower areas of Owen Park begin to flood.
769 Downtown trail underpasses may flood.
764.2 Lower segments of the Chippewa River Trail begin to flood.
(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver
(3) Gage Bridge looking East

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