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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 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.
Flood Stage: 11 Feet
Latest Stage: 10.48
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:Flood Warning
at Wahpeton
Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 10.68 ft at 10:00AM May 20, 2022Highest Observation: 10.68 ft at 10:15AM May 20, 2022Highest Observation: 10.68 ft at 10:30AM May 20, 2022Highest Observation: 10.68 ft at 10:45AM May 20, 2022Highest Observation: 10.68 ft at 11:00AM May 20, 2022Highest Observation: 10.68 ft at 11:15AM May 20, 2022Highest Observation: 10.68 ft at 11:30AM May 20, 2022Highest Observation: 10.68 ft at 11:45AM May 20, 2022Highest Observation: 10.68 ft at 12:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.67 ft at 12:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.67 ft at 12:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.67 ft at 12:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.67 ft at 1:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.67 ft at 1:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.67 ft at 1:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.67 ft at 1:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.67 ft at 2:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.67 ft at 2:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.67 ft at 2:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 2:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 3:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 3:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 3:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 3:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 4:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 4:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 4:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 4:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 5:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 5:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.66 ft at 5:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 5:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 6:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 6:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 6:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 6:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 7:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 7:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 7:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 7:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 8:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 8:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.65 ft at 8:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.64 ft at 10:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.64 ft at 11:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.64 ft at 11:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.64 ft at 11:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.64 ft at 11:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 10.64 ft at 12:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.64 ft at 12:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.64 ft at 12:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.64 ft at 12:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.64 ft at 1:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.64 ft at 1:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 1:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 1:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 2:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 2:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 2:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 2:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 3:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 3:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 3:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 3:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 4:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 4:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.63 ft at 4:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 4:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 5:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 5:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 5:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 5:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 6:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 6:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 6:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 6:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 7:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 7:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 7:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.62 ft at 7:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.61 ft at 8:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.61 ft at 8:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.61 ft at 8:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.61 ft at 8:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.61 ft at 9:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.61 ft at 9:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.61 ft at 9:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.61 ft at 9:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 10:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 10:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 10:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 10:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 11:00AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 11:15AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 11:30AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 11:45AM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 12:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 12:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 12:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 12:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 1:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 1:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 1:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 1:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 2:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 2:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 2:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 2:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 3:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.6 ft at 3:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.59 ft at 3:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.59 ft at 3:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.59 ft at 4:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.59 ft at 4:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.59 ft at 4:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.59 ft at 4:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.59 ft at 5:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.59 ft at 5:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.59 ft at 5:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 5:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 6:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 6:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 6:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 6:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 7:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 7:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 7:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 7:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 8:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 8:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 8:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 8:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 9:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.58 ft at 9:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 9:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 10:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 10:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 10:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 11:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 11:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 11:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 12:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 12:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 12:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 1:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 1:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.57 ft at 1:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 1:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 2:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 2:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 2:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 3:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 3:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 3:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 4:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 4:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 4:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.56 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 5:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 5:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 5:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 6:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 6:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 6:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 7:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 7:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 7:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 8:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.55 ft at 8:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 8:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 9:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 9:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 9:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 10:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 10:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 10:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 11:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 11:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 11:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 12:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.54 ft at 12:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.53 ft at 12:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.53 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.53 ft at 1:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.53 ft at 1:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.53 ft at 1:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.53 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.53 ft at 2:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.53 ft at 2:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.53 ft at 2:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 3:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 3:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 3:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 4:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 4:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 4:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 5:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 5:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 5:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 6:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 6:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 6:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 6:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.52 ft at 7:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 7:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 7:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 7:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 8:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 8:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 8:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 8:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 9:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 9:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 9:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 9:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 10:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 10:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 10:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 10:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 11:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 11:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 11:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 11:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 10.51 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 12:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 12:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 12:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 1:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 1:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 1:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 1:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 2:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 2:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 2:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 2:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 3:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 3:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 3:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 3:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 4:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.5 ft at 4:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.49 ft at 4:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.49 ft at 4:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.49 ft at 5:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.49 ft at 5:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.49 ft at 5:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.49 ft at 5:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.49 ft at 6:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.49 ft at 6:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.49 ft at 6:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.49 ft at 6:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.48 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.48 ft at 7:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.48 ft at 7:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.48 ft at 7:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.48 ft at 8:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.48 ft at 8:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 10.48 ft at 8:30AM May 23, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00PM May 23, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 7:00PM May 23, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00AM May 24, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 7:00AM May 24, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00PM May 24, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 7:00PM May 24, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00AM May 25, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 7:00AM May 25, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00PM May 25, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 7:00PM May 25, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00AM May 26, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 7:00AM May 26, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00PM May 26, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 7:00PM May 26, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00AM May 27, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 7:00AM May 27, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00PM May 27, 2022Highest Forecast: 10.5 ft 7:00PM May 27, 2022Forecast: 10.4 ft 1:00AM May 28, 2022Forecast: 10.4 ft 7:00AM May 28, 2022Forecast: 10.4 ft 1:00PM May 28, 2022Forecast: 10.4 ft 7:00PM May 28, 2022Forecast: 10.4 ft 1:00AM May 29, 2022Forecast: 10.4 ft 7:00AM May 29, 2022Forecast: 10.4 ft 1:00PM May 29, 2022Forecast: 10.4 ft 7:00PM May 29, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWHNN8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:49AM May 23, 2022)ObservedForecast (issued 8:13PM May 22)Latest observed value: 10.48 ft at 8:30 AM CDT 23-May-2022. 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) 10.21 ft on 04/08/2020
(2) 10.40 ft on 10/23/2019
(3) 14.66 ft on 04/01/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.63 ft on 08/29/1976

Probabilistic Stage Forecast for Wahpeton

Probabilistic Flow Forecast for Wahpeton

Stage Exceedance Forecast for Wahpeton

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