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

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Upstream Gauge - near Sidnaw Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.75 ft on 04/24/1960
(2) 12.10 ft on 04/22/2019
(3) 11.92 ft on 04/18/2002
(4) 11.78 ft on 04/29/1951
(5) 11.64 ft on 07/16/1968
(6) 11.49 ft on 05/06/1950
(7) 11.43 ft on 04/21/1985
(8) 11.25 ft on 07/02/1992
(9) 11.23 ft on 04/22/1957
(10) 11.13 ft on 04/20/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.22 ft on 04/29/2020
(2) 12.10 ft on 04/22/2019
(3) 8.61 ft on 04/27/2017
(4) 7.35 ft on 03/17/2016
(5) 8.64 ft on 04/27/2015
(6) 8.30 ft on 05/12/2014
(7) 10.51 ft on 05/01/2013
(8) 7.74 ft on 03/20/2012
(9) 7.30 ft on 04/12/2011
(10) 9.32 ft on 09/24/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.98 ft on 11/04/1997
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11 Additional homes and structures near the river are impacted and evacuations may be necessary. Water levels may reach the bottom of Froberg bridge in addition to other bridges that cross the river
8 Homes and structures along the low lying areas and numerous roads become impacted by flood water. In Houghton County...Sturgeon River Road...Aho Road...and Rajala Road are impacted. In Baraga County...Sturgeon Road...Halonen Road and Usitalo Road are impacted. Along Froberg Road...Tahtinen Road...Irwin Road...Oliver Road...and Shirley Road are impacted.
(1) Halonen Road - stage = 9.1 feet (4/23/2008)
(2) Tahtinen Road - stage = 9.1 feet (4/23/2008)
(3) Bridge At Gage Site (High Flow)
(4) Bridge At Gage Site (Low Flow)
(5) Downstream from Dam During High Flow
(6) Downstream from Dam During Low Flow

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