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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Long Prairie River at Long Prairie 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: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9.37 ft on 07/22/1972
(2) 8.91 ft on 04/09/2001
(3) 8.78 ft on 06/26/2003
(4) 7.90 ft on 04/08/1997
(5) 7.58 ft on 03/26/2009
(6) 7.56 ft on 04/14/2023
(7) 7.55 ft on 04/20/1979
(8) 7.54 ft on 04/05/1982
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.56 ft on 04/14/2023
(2) 6.93 ft on 05/13/2022
(3) 6.20 ft on 04/11/2021
(4) 6.05 ft on 08/20/2020
(5) 7.29 ft on 03/28/2019
(6) 6.00 ft on 07/10/2018
(7) 6.14 ft on 10/04/2017
(8) 6.25 ft on 02/22/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.60 ft on 09/19/1976
(2) 0.60 ft on 08/26/1971
(3) 1.23 ft on 08/20/2021
(4) 1.36 ft on 11/19/2022
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10.9 Water reaches low bridge steel on Riverside Drive bridge just below gage.
9.3 Water begins to flow over Riverside Drive west of the bridge.
9.2 Water begins to flow over Highway 71 about 2000 feet north of Highway 27.
8 Commercial businesses are impacted on Riverside Drive and 1st Avenue SW. Sandbags deployed to protect commercial structures.
7 1st Avenue SW becomes innundated. Lumber yard and produce store parking lots flood due to water backing up Venewitz Creek. Lions Westside park impacted.
6 Low area north side of the river across from Lions Westside Park partially inundated.
5 Canoe Landing at Riverside Park starts to flood.

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NOTE: Flood stage changed from 6 feet to 7 feet on March 3, 2014.
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