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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 Henderson 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: 739.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 736
Flood Stage: 732
Action Stage: 727
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 740.08 ft on 09/28/2010
(2) 739.65 ft on 04/11/1965
(3) 739.65 ft on 06/24/2014
(4) 739.50 ft on 06/23/1993
(5) 739.20 ft on 04/18/2001
(6) 738.50 ft on 04/28/2001
(7) 738.50 ft on 03/24/2019
(8) 738.17 ft on 04/10/1969
(9) 737.90 ft on 04/11/1997
(10) 737.66 ft on 03/27/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 735.99 ft on 05/18/2023 (P)
(2) 733.76 ft on 04/24/2023 (P)
(3) 731.12 ft on 05/21/2022 (P)
(4) 723.84 ft on 03/28/2021 (P)
(5) 732.75 ft on 03/11/2020
(6) 738.50 ft on 03/24/2019
(7) 732.58 ft on 09/27/2018
(8) 735.40 ft on 06/28/2018
(9) 733.70 ft on 04/28/2018
(10) 729.81 ft on 10/12/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 711.19 ft on 10/14/2012
(2) 711.83 ft on 09/24/2009
(3) 711.88 ft on 10/07/2008
(4) 712.02 ft on 10/11/2003
(5) 712.08 ft on 09/14/2013
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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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737 Highway 99 east of St Peter is closed (estimated levels for spring flooding)
736.8 Highway 22 east of St Peter closed (estimated levels for spring flooding)
733.7 The floodwall gates will be closed when Henderson reaches 733.7 and the river is still rising at Mankato.
732.5 Water begins encroaching on highway 19 east of Henderson.
732 Water begins impacting residences and agricultural buildings north and south of Henderson.
(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver
(3) Gage Bridge
(4) Ice Jam on February 3, 2006

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