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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: 892
Moderate Flood Stage: 889
Flood Stage: 885
Action Stage: 883
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
(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) 890.60 ft on 04/18/2023 (P)
(2) 887.30 ft on 05/18/2022
(3) 882.64 ft on 04/14/2021
(4) 884.67 ft on 04/03/2020
(5) 893.52 ft on 03/31/2019
(6) 886.54 ft on 04/29/2018
(7) 884.01 ft on 12/05/2016
(8) 883.73 ft on 08/13/2016
(9) 884.34 ft on 05/19/2015
(10) 888.13 ft on 06/25/2014
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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 on the Highway 212 bridge.
897.2 Water reaches the low steel of the Walking Bridge (west end).
890.3 Flood waters begin to affect Highway 67 southeast of Granite Falls.
890 Flood waters from the diversion begin to affect 11th Ave west of Granite Falls...which cuts off access to the events center.
889.5 Flood waters begin to top the controlling bank at Highway 212.
889.3 Water begins to cover Minnesota Ave. in Rice Park.
889.1 Flood waters begin to flow over Dikes Road and into the natural diversion that starts upstream of Granite Falls...water flows west and south of the city, reentering the river just below highway 212.
885 Flood waters begin to reach the alley way along the river at the foot bridge.
883.5 Water begins to reach the deck of the fishing pier just downstream from the Walking Bridge.
(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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