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Red River of the North At Wahpeton (WHNN8)

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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.
NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice during freezing weather from November to April.
Flood Stage: 11 Feet
Latest Stage: 7.75
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:None currently.
at Wahpeton
Stage (ft)Observed: 7.78 ft at 5:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 5:15PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 5:30PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 5:45PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 6:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 6:15PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 6:30PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 6:45PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 7:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 7:15PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 7:30PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 7:45PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 8:00PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 8:15PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 8:30PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 8:45PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 9:00PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 9:15PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 9:30PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 9:45PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 10:00PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 10:15PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 10:30PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 10:45PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 11:00PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 11:15PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 11:30PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 11:45PM Jan 22, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 12:00AM Jan 23, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 12:15AM Jan 23, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 12:30AM Jan 23, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 12:45AM Jan 23, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 1:00AM Jan 23, 2020Highest Observation: 7.79 ft at 1:15AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 1:30AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 1:45AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 2:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 2:15AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 2:30AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.77 ft at 2:45AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.77 ft at 3:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.77 ft at 3:15AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.76 ft at 3:30AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.76 ft at 3:45AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.76 ft at 4:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.75 ft at 4:15AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.75 ft at 4:30AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.75 ft at 4:45AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 5:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 5:15AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 5:30AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 5:45AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 6:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.72 ft at 6:15AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.72 ft at 6:30AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 6:45AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 7:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 7:15AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.7 ft at 7:30AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.7 ft at 7:45AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.69 ft at 8:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.69 ft at 8:15AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 8:30AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 8:45AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.67 ft at 9:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.67 ft at 9:15AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 9:30AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 9:45AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.65 ft at 10:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.65 ft at 10:15AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.64 ft at 10:30AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.64 ft at 10:45AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 11:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 11:15AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 11:30AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.62 ft at 11:45AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.61 ft at 12:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.61 ft at 12:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.61 ft at 12:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.6 ft at 12:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.6 ft at 1:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.59 ft at 1:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.59 ft at 1:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.58 ft at 1:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.58 ft at 2:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.58 ft at 2:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.57 ft at 2:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.57 ft at 2:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.56 ft at 3:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.56 ft at 3:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.56 ft at 3:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.55 ft at 3:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.55 ft at 4:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.55 ft at 4:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.54 ft at 4:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.54 ft at 4:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.53 ft at 5:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.53 ft at 5:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.53 ft at 5:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.52 ft at 5:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.52 ft at 6:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.52 ft at 6:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.51 ft at 6:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.51 ft at 6:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.51 ft at 7:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.5 ft at 7:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.5 ft at 7:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.49 ft at 7:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.49 ft at 8:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.49 ft at 8:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.49 ft at 8:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.48 ft at 8:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.48 ft at 9:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.48 ft at 9:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.47 ft at 9:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.47 ft at 9:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.47 ft at 10:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.47 ft at 10:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.46 ft at 10:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.46 ft at 10:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.46 ft at 11:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.46 ft at 11:15PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 11:30PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 11:45PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 12:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 12:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 12:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 12:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 1:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 1:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 1:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 1:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 2:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 2:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 2:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 2:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 3:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 3:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 3:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 3:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 4:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 4:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 4:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.45 ft at 4:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.46 ft at 5:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.46 ft at 5:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.46 ft at 5:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.46 ft at 5:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.47 ft at 6:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.47 ft at 6:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.47 ft at 6:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.47 ft at 6:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.48 ft at 7:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.48 ft at 7:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.48 ft at 7:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.49 ft at 7:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.49 ft at 8:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.49 ft at 8:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.49 ft at 8:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.5 ft at 8:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.5 ft at 9:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.5 ft at 9:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.51 ft at 9:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.51 ft at 9:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.51 ft at 10:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.52 ft at 10:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.52 ft at 10:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.52 ft at 10:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.53 ft at 11:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.53 ft at 11:15AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.53 ft at 11:30AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.54 ft at 11:45AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.54 ft at 12:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.54 ft at 12:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.55 ft at 12:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.55 ft at 12:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.55 ft at 1:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.56 ft at 1:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.56 ft at 1:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.56 ft at 1:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.57 ft at 2:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.57 ft at 2:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.57 ft at 2:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.57 ft at 2:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.58 ft at 3:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.58 ft at 3:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.58 ft at 3:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.59 ft at 3:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.59 ft at 4:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.59 ft at 4:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.59 ft at 4:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.59 ft at 4:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.6 ft at 5:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.6 ft at 5:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.6 ft at 5:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.6 ft at 5:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.61 ft at 6:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.61 ft at 6:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.61 ft at 6:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.61 ft at 6:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.61 ft at 7:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.62 ft at 7:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.62 ft at 7:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.62 ft at 7:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.62 ft at 8:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.62 ft at 8:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.62 ft at 8:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 8:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 9:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 9:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 9:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 9:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 10:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 10:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 10:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 10:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 11:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.64 ft at 11:15PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.64 ft at 11:30PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.64 ft at 11:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 7.64 ft at 12:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.64 ft at 12:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.64 ft at 12:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.64 ft at 12:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.64 ft at 1:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.65 ft at 1:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.65 ft at 1:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.65 ft at 1:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.65 ft at 2:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.65 ft at 2:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.65 ft at 2:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.65 ft at 2:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 3:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 3:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 3:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 3:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 4:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 4:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.67 ft at 4:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.67 ft at 4:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.67 ft at 5:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.67 ft at 5:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.67 ft at 5:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.67 ft at 5:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 6:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 6:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 6:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 6:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 7:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.69 ft at 7:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.69 ft at 7:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.69 ft at 7:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.69 ft at 8:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.69 ft at 8:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.69 ft at 8:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.7 ft at 8:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.7 ft at 9:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.7 ft at 9:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.7 ft at 9:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.7 ft at 9:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 10:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 10:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 10:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 10:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 11:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 11:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.72 ft at 11:30AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.72 ft at 11:45AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.72 ft at 12:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.72 ft at 12:15PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.72 ft at 12:30PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.72 ft at 12:45PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 1:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 1:15PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 1:30PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 1:45PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 2:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 2:15PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 2:30PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 2:45PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 3:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 3:15PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 3:30PM Jan 25, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWHNN8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:48PM Jan 25, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 7.74 ft at 3:30 PM CST 25-Jan-2020. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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Flood Impacts

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22.5
Top of the permanent dike.
18
Close dike openings at Minnesota St (MN) and Dakota St (ND). Close dike openings at railroad bridge (requires removal of railroad tracks).
17.5
RECORD FLOOD. Post-Diversion Flood of Record (March 24, 2009). Post-1900 Flood Flow of Record (10.4 kcfs on March 24, 2009).
16.5
City mobilizes as patrolling of levees and storm sewer outlets begins.
16
Wells Park floods. Flooding of a portion of the sanitary sewer system begins.
15
MAJOR FLOOD. Wahpeton storm sewer outlets and Main Sreet closed.
13.5
North Main Street and bridge closed (Breckenridge).
13
MODERATE FLOOD. Start to put up flood wall (Breckenridge) if river is forecast to go above 15 feet.
12
Storm sewer valves are closed and interior pumping begins (Breckenridge).
11.6
Otter Tail River water starts to flow into the Breckenridge Diversion. Water on Main Street (Breckenridge).
11
MINOR FLOOD.
9.5
ACTION STAGE/FORECAST SERVICE STAGE.
8
Otter Tail River starts to overflow downstream of Highway 75 bridge. This breakout flow will enter the Red River 600 feet downstream of the gage. As stage rises, water fans out and floods the entire east side of bottomlands.
7
Close storm sewer outfalls.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.42 ft on 04/06/1997
(2) 17.95 ft on 04/05/1989
(3) 17.50 ft on 03/24/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.66 ft on 04/01/2019 (P)
(2) 8.17 ft on 04/20/2018
(3) 10.36 ft on 02/22/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 08/29/1976

Probabilistic Stage Forecast for Wahpeton

Probabilistic Flow Forecast for Wahpeton

Stage Exceedance Forecast for Wahpeton

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