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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Paint River at Crystal Falls are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 5.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9.82 ft on 04/25/1960
(2) 9.53 ft on 04/17/2002
(3) 9.45 ft on 07/02/1953
(4) 8.73 ft on 04/15/2023 (P)
(5) 8.08 ft on 05/08/1975
(6) 7.95 ft on 04/22/1985
(7) 7.94 ft on 05/07/1950
(8) 7.89 ft on 04/26/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.73 ft on 04/15/2023 (P)
(2) 7.10 ft on 04/26/2022 (P)
(3) 5.48 ft on 03/26/2021
(4) 6.69 ft on 04/30/2020
(5) 5.05 ft on 04/27/2009 (P)
(6) 5.98 ft on 04/20/2008
(7) 4.51 ft on 03/28/2007
(8) 5.72 ft on 05/14/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.89 ft on 11/01/1947
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8 Parking lot of roadside park upstream of M-69 begins to flood
7 5600 - cfs - Waterfront park areas near the M-69 bridge and low lying areas along the river in Crystal Falls become inundated.
5.5 3500 - cfs - River exceeds bankfull stage
5 At 5 feet the lowest portions of the Robert Olson Walking Trail begin to flood
(1) Bridge Downstream from Dam During High Flow
(2) Downstream from Bridge During High Flow

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