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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Crow River at Rockford are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Locations Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.27 ft on 04/16/1965
(2) 16.51 ft on 04/13/1969
(3) 16.24 ft on 04/13/1952
(4) 16.14 ft on 06/26/1957
(5) 15.08 ft on 06/25/2014
(6) 14.50 ft on 04/30/2001
(7) 14.42 ft on 03/30/2019 (P)
(8) 14.37 ft on 04/09/1997
(9) 14.00 ft on 07/01/2002
(10) 13.99 ft on 03/22/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.60 ft on 10/12/2019 (P)
(2) 14.42 ft on 03/30/2019 (P)
(3) 9.80 ft on 04/27/2018
(4) 10.77 ft on 10/13/2017
(5) 10.58 ft on 08/22/2016
(6) 15.08 ft on 06/25/2014
(7) 11.31 ft on 06/29/2013
(8) 10.19 ft on 06/26/2012
(9) 10.71 ft on 06/01/2012
(10) 13.82 ft on 04/10/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.00 ft on 01/01/1998
(2) 1.02 ft on 04/09/1934
(3) 1.05 ft on 11/15/1936
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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 The temporary levee constructed prior to a flood in the 1960s may weaken and/or fail.
19.39 Water reaches the underside low steel of the Hwy 55 bridge
17.2 Water reaches the top of the bank on the west side of the river.
15.6 Water reaches the underside steel on the Bridge Street bridge.
15 Sanitary sewers serving homes closest to river may begin to back up.
10 Low lying areas and some roads along the river begin to experience flooding.
(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver
(3) Gage Bridge

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