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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 Red Wing Lock and Dam #3 - Tailwater are issued routinely during the navigation season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Red Wing
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 683
Moderate Flood Stage: 681.5
Flood Stage: 680.5
Action Stage: 679.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 687.77 ft on 04/19/1965
(2) 686.08 ft on 04/17/1969
(3) 685.20 ft on 04/28/2001
(4) 685.10 ft on 04/17/2001
(5) 684.22 ft on 04/13/1997
(6) 684.14 ft on 04/17/1952
(7) 683.11 ft on 04/18/1951
(8) 682.87 ft on 04/01/2019 (P)
(9) 682.52 ft on 06/28/1993
(10) 682.02 ft on 06/28/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 682.87 ft on 04/01/2019 (P)
(2) 675.10 ft on 10/24/2015
(3) 682.02 ft on 06/28/2014
(4) 678.72 ft on 07/03/2013
(5) 678.92 ft on 06/03/2012
(6) 681.70 ft on 04/14/2011 (P)
(7) 680.70 ft on 03/31/2011 (P)
(8) 680.14 ft on 03/25/2010 (P)
(9) 676.19 ft on 04/06/2005
(10) 676.58 ft on 06/14/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 666.90 ft on 11/22/1976
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Disclaimer
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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(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver

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