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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 Savage are issued routinely during the navigation season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 712
Moderate Flood Stage: 710
Flood Stage: 702
Action Stage: 697
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 719.40 ft on 04/15/1965
(2) 716.90 ft on 04/15/1969
(3) 715.20 ft on 04/13/1997
(4) 714.80 ft on 04/19/2001
(5) 714.50 ft on 04/29/2001
(6) 714.20 ft on 04/16/1952
(7) 713.70 ft on 06/26/1993
(8) 713.27 ft on 06/26/2014
(9) 712.60 ft on 03/30/2019
(10) 711.70 ft on 04/15/1951
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 703.40 ft on 10/13/2019
(2) 712.60 ft on 03/30/2019
(3) 707.42 ft on 06/30/2018
(4) 706.60 ft on 05/01/2018
(5) 700.29 ft on 10/15/2017
(6) 701.36 ft on 05/30/2017
(7) 713.27 ft on 06/26/2014
(8) 704.42 ft on 07/02/2013
(9) 701.35 ft on 06/03/2012
(10) 697.36 ft on 05/11/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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715 Flood waters begin flooding the east bound lane of Highway 101 near the intersection with Highway 13. Flood waters also impact the north bound lanes of Interstate 35W. Port Cargill builds additional protection.
710.5 Flood waters begin to back up Eagle Creek and block the Highway 101 Frontage Road.
710 Protection of city sanitary sewers may be necessary.
705 Flood waters begin to impact the park road at Fort Snelling State Park.
702 Barge loading stops at Port Cargill, and other flood prevention measures are begun. Water begins to impact Black Dog Road in Burnsville.
700 Flood waters begin to cover trails at Fort Snelling State Park as well as low parts on the Bloomington Ferry Bridge trail just east of US 169.
(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver
(3) View of 35W

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