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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Hastings -- Below Lock and Dam 2 are issued routinely during the navigation season, and as needed at other times of the year.

Vertical Datum is the USACE 1912 datum

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Upstream Gauge - at St. Paul Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.90 ft on 04/17/1965
(2) 24.30 ft on 04/16/1969
(3) 22.00 ft on 04/29/2001
(4) 21.60 ft on 04/17/2001
(5) 21.30 ft on 04/13/1997
(6) 20.90 ft on 04/16/1952
(7) 19.49 ft on 03/31/2019
(8) 18.98 ft on 04/25/2023 (P)
(9) 18.95 ft on 06/27/2014
(10) 18.90 ft on 06/28/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.89 ft on 05/21/2023 (P)
(2) 18.98 ft on 04/25/2023 (P)
(3) 19.49 ft on 03/31/2019
(4) 16.60 ft on 07/01/2018
(5) 17.50 ft on 05/01/2018
(6) 15.19 ft on 10/13/2017
(7) 15.22 ft on 05/27/2017
(8) 15.85 ft on 07/18/2016
(9) 12.87 ft on 05/23/2015
(10) 18.95 ft on 06/27/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.05 ft on 01/06/1976
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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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36.6 Prairie Island power plant may go to an emergency state to prepare for flooding.
29.5 Prairie Island power plant may go to an alert state to prepare for flooding.
23 Highway 10 at Point Douglas may be closed due to safety concerns.
20.39 Lock and dam 2 may end operations.
20 Flooding begins at Point Douglas.
19 Flood waters begin to affect eastern portions of Hastings.
(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver
(3) Gage Bridge Hwy 61

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  • Low water probability graphic
  • Link to river gage data along Navigational Mississippi River from Twin Cities to Lock and Dam 10
  • Link to Lock & Dam data and other locations in USACE€™s St. Paul District
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