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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 - Lock and Dam 2 Tailwater are issued routinely during the navigation season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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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 (P)
(8) 18.95 ft on 06/27/2014
(9) 18.90 ft on 06/28/1993
(10) 18.90 ft on 04/18/1951
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.49 ft on 03/31/2019 (P)
(2) 16.60 ft on 07/01/2018 (P)
(3) 17.50 ft on 05/01/2018 (P)
(4) 15.19 ft on 10/13/2017
(5) 15.22 ft on 05/27/2017
(6) 15.85 ft on 07/18/2016
(7) 12.87 ft on 05/23/2015
(8) 18.95 ft on 06/27/2014
(9) 14.35 ft on 07/02/2013
(10) 15.07 ft on 06/02/2012
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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.
Photos
(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver
(3) Gage Bridge Hwy 61

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