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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Michigamme River near Witch Lake 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: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.10 ft on 04/20/2002
(2) 11.60 ft on 05/11/1965
(3) 11.22 ft on 04/28/1979
(4) 11.01 ft on 04/21/1976
(5) 11.00 ft on 04/27/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.91 ft on 04/13/2021
(2) 8.02 ft on 05/05/2020
(3) 11.00 ft on 04/27/2019
(4) 9.29 ft on 05/13/2014
(5) 9.58 ft on 05/06/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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13 Homes in Republic near Munson Park...South Republic near Bengtson Bridge...and Witch Lake are significantly flooded. Significant portions of County Roads 601...LG...LE and Newberg road are flooded
11 Flood waters cover significant portions of County Road LG between M-95 and Michigamme Dam. Houses near Bengtson Bridge in South Republic are further impacted by flood waters
9 Water impacts the yards and a few homes near Bengtson bridge on County Road LI in South Republic and along Floodwood Drive near the Michigamme River east of M-95. Approximately 6 inches of water is covering portions of County Road LG northwest of M-95
8.5 Water begins to cover County Road LG 2.6 miles northwest of M-95
8 Water inundates low lying areas along the river in Republic and South Republic...and will impact the yards of homes near Bengtson bridge on County Road LI in South Republic
(1) Looking downstream from Gage Site at 10.17 feet.
(2) Looking upstream from gage site at 10.17 ft.
(3) Wire Weight on old M95 bridge at 10.17 feet.
(4) Looking downstream from gauge site (Stage = 8.6 feet)
(5) Looking upstream from gauge site (Stage = 8.6 feet)
(6) Water overflowing County Road LG - stage = 8.6 ft
(7) Wire weight at gauge site
(8) Gauge house near Witch Lake

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