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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 are issued routinely during the navigation season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Upstream Gauge - at Red Wing Lock and Dam #3 - Tailwater Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Lake City
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.70 ft on 04/18/1965
(2) 18.80 ft on 04/17/1969
(3) 18.20 ft on 04/28/2001
(4) 18.10 ft on 04/17/2001
(5) 17.18 ft on 04/12/1997
(6) 17.00 ft on 04/18/1952
(7) 16.40 ft on 04/17/1951
(8) 15.81 ft on 04/01/2019 (P)
(9) 15.30 ft on 06/28/1993
(10) 14.91 ft on 05/01/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.81 ft on 04/01/2019 (P)
(2) 12.30 ft on 06/23/2018 (P)
(3) 12.76 ft on 05/01/2018 (P)
(4) 10.26 ft on 10/12/2017 (P)
(5) 11.23 ft on 05/25/2017 (P)
(6) 10.41 ft on 07/19/2016 (P)
(7) 14.70 ft on 06/29/2014
(8) 10.34 ft on 06/27/2012
(9) 14.72 ft on 04/15/2011
(10) 12.93 ft on 03/26/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.80 ft on 10/01/2003
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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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19.7 Red Wing wastewater treatment plant begins to experience flooding.
17 Milwaukee Road railroad between Red Wing and Hastings begins flooding.
16 Red Wing Milling Company may experience basement flooding and begin pumping.
15 The city of Frontenac and Bay City begin flooding.
14.3 Lock and dam 3 may end operations.
14 Low lying areas and some roads along the river begin to experience flooding.
(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Upriver 2nd view
(3) Looking Downriver

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