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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Minnesota River at Granite Falls are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 896.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 893.5
Flood Stage: 888.5
Action Stage: 886.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 899.84 ft on 04/07/1997
(2) 896.54 ft on 04/12/1969
(3) 895.84 ft on 04/15/2001
(4) 894.64 ft on 04/10/1952
(5) 894.24 ft on 06/25/1919
(6) 893.55 ft on 04/07/2011
(7) 893.52 ft on 03/31/2019 (P)
(8) 893.12 ft on 03/23/2010
(9) 892.64 ft on 04/14/1965
(10) 892.44 ft on 04/11/1951
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 882.55 ft on 04/19/2021 (P)
(2) 884.67 ft on 04/04/2020 (P)
(3) 893.52 ft on 03/31/2019 (P)
(4) 886.54 ft on 04/29/2018 (P)
(5) 884.01 ft on 12/05/2016
(6) 883.73 ft on 08/13/2016
(7) 884.34 ft on 05/19/2015
(8) 888.13 ft on 06/25/2014
(9) 884.80 ft on 07/04/2013
(10) 885.97 ft on 06/22/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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899.5 Flood waters begin to impact the Low Steel Bridge on Highway 212. NAVD88
893 Flood waters begin to affect 11th Ave west of Granite Falls...which impacts Bootlegger's Supper Club. NAVD88
892 Flood waters cause Highway 67...southeast of town to close. NAVD88
891.6 Flood waters begin to flow into the natural diversion that starts upstream of Granite Falls...and flows around the western and southern sections of the city. NAVD88
891.5 Flood waters begin to affect Highway 67 southeast of town. NAVD88
889.5 Flood waters begin to top the controlling bank at Highway 212. NAVD88
888.5 Flood waters begin to encroach the alley way along the river at the foot bridge. NAVD88
(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver
(3) Gage Bridge

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River level elevation converted from NGVD29 to NAVD88 vertical datum reference on 11/29/2012, Flood Stages Crest history, Impacts were raised by 0.54 ft.
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