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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 New Ulm 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: 806
Moderate Flood Stage: 804
Flood Stage: 800
Action Stage: 796
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 811.03 ft on 04/09/1997
(2) 809.44 ft on 04/15/1969
(3) 808.30 ft on 04/16/2001
(4) 807.70 ft on 04/26/2001
(5) 807.55 ft on 04/02/2019
(6) 806.02 ft on 04/05/2011
(7) 805.30 ft on 04/22/2023 (P)
(8) 804.86 ft on 03/27/2010
(9) 804.78 ft on 04/21/2019
(10) 804.58 ft on 07/07/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 801.46 ft on 05/17/2023 (P)
(2) 805.30 ft on 04/22/2023 (P)
(3) 802.39 ft on 05/18/2022
(4) 792.78 ft on 04/14/2021
(5) 799.32 ft on 04/03/2020
(6) 800.20 ft on 07/04/2019
(7) 801.72 ft on 05/30/2019
(8) 804.78 ft on 04/21/2019
(9) 807.55 ft on 04/02/2019
(10) 804.58 ft on 07/07/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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810 Flood waters begin to impact Highway 37.
796 Water impacts park land and boat launch access road is closed.
795 Water begins to impact the access roads in the floodplain.

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Forecast services began March 1, 2019.
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