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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 Montevideo are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Granite Falls
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.90 ft on 04/06/1997
(2) 22.15 ft on 04/14/2001
(3) 21.98 ft on 03/30/2019
(4) 21.68 ft on 04/12/1969
(5) 20.09 ft on 03/23/2010
(6) 20.02 ft on 04/10/1952
(7) 19.76 ft on 04/07/2011
(8) 19.20 ft on 04/24/2001
(9) 18.58 ft on 03/29/2011
(10) 18.29 ft on 03/29/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.33 ft on 04/19/2021 (P)
(2) 15.15 ft on 04/03/2020
(3) 15.47 ft on 10/30/2019
(4) 14.79 ft on 09/24/2019
(5) 21.98 ft on 03/30/2019
(6) 16.41 ft on 04/28/2018
(7) 14.86 ft on 10/11/2017
(8) 14.16 ft on 12/18/2016
(9) 11.86 ft on 12/04/2016
(10) 12.65 ft on 05/19/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.01 ft on 07/01/1933
(2) 0.10 ft on 07/01/1934
(3) 0.10 ft on 07/01/1936
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23.1 Low bridge steel elevation on the highway 59/212 bridge.
18 Sanitary sewers begin to be affected at this level.
17 Storm sewers may need to be plugged to prevent water from backing up into streets.
14 Low lying areas and some roads along the river begin flooding, along with some basements of houses along the river.

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