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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 Fridley abv 37th Ave NE are issued routinely during the navigation season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 16.5
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.00 ft on 04/17/1965
(2) 19.50 ft on 04/14/1952
(3) 19.20 ft on 03/18/1945
(4) 17.50 ft on 04/14/1969
(5) 17.10 ft on 04/10/1997
(6) 17.00 ft on 04/07/1943
(7) 16.69 ft on 04/21/2023 (P)
(8) 16.60 ft on 04/15/2001
(9) 16.40 ft on 04/28/2001
(10) 16.10 ft on 05/11/1950
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.69 ft on 04/21/2023 (P)
(2) 13.95 ft on 05/18/2022 (P)
(3) 10.00 ft on 02/15/2021 (P)
(4) 12.77 ft on 04/06/2020 (P)
(5) 14.22 ft on 03/31/2019
(6) 11.71 ft on 04/28/2018
(7) 11.19 ft on 10/10/2017
(8) 10.78 ft on 07/19/2016
(9) 10.00 ft on 05/29/2015
(10) 13.50 ft on 06/23/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.40 ft on 09/04/1976
(2) 2.70 ft on 08/10/1970
(3) 2.93 ft on 08/12/2020
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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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18 Water begins to impact water plant.
17 Water begins to encroach on roads along the East Bank.
16 Temporary measure activities initiated at water facility.
15 Minor flooding begins in some industrial and residential areas of north Minneapolis.
7.7 River gates closed at water plant.
(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver
(3) Gage Bridge
(4) Inside Gage House
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Automated gage installed Jan 2015, and the name was changed to match USGS data. Gage located near the Minneapolis Water Plant.
Gauge maintained by the USGS.
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