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Overview

Minor to major flooding continues along many of the Mississippi River tributaries.  The links below will provide the latest data and forecast.  

Black River

Black River - Neillsville
Neilsville
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 22 ft
Moderate Flood: 20 ft
Flood Stage: 18 ft
Action Stage: 16 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 23.80 ft on 09/10/1938
  2. 22.49 ft on 06/28/1943
  3. 22.40 ft on 06/06/1905
  4. 19.80 ft on 06/05/1914
  5. 19.30 ft on 06/20/1993

 

Black River - Black River Falls
Black River Falls
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 55 ft
Moderate Flood: 51 ft
Flood Stage: 47 ft
Action Stage: 43 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 61.47 ft on 09/24/2010
  2. 61.19 ft on 06/20/1993
  3. 55.63 ft on 06/27/1998
  4. 52.08 ft on 04/07/2001
  5. 51.59 ft on 04/11/2011

 

Black River - Galesville
Galesville
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 15 ft
Moderate Flood: 13 ft
Flood Stage: 12 ft
Action Stage: 10 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 16.79 ft on 09/25/2010
  2. 16.64 ft on 06/21/1993
  3. 15.46 ft on 09/23/1980
  4. 15.14 ft on 09/24/1986
  5. 14.84 ft on 03/08/1983

 

Cedar River

Cedar River - Lansing
Lansing
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 22 ft
Moderate Flood: 20 ft
Flood Stage: 18 ft
Action Stage: 14 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 23.30 ft on 07/01/1978
  2. 22.98 ft on 09/15/2004
  3. 21.00 ft on 09/24/2010
  4. 20.93 ft on 07/10/2000
  5. 20.54 ft on 06/12/2008

 

Cedar River - Austin
Austin
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 20 ft
Moderate Flood: 18 ft
Flood Stage: 15 ft
Action Stage: 12 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 25.00 ft on 09/16/2004
  2. 23.40 ft on 07/10/2000
  3. 22.40 ft on 06/12/2008
  4. 21.90 ft on 07/17/1978
  5. 21.30 ft on 08/15/1993

 

Cedar River - Osage
Osage
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 27 ft
Moderate Flood: 24 ft
Flood Stage: 22 ft
Action Stage: 20 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 25.56 ft on 05/20/2013
  2. 25.08 ft on 09/25/2010
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Cedar River - Charles City
Charles City
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 18 ft
Moderate Flood: 15 ft
Flood Stage: 12 ft
Action Stage: 9 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 25.33 ft on 06/09/2008
  2. 22.81 ft on 07/21/1999
  3. 21.64 ft on 03/02/1965
  4. 21.60 ft on 03/27/1961
  5. 21.44 ft on 08/16/1993

 

Dobbins Creek

Dobbins Creek - Austin
Austin
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 18 ft
Moderate Flood: 14 ft
Flood Stage: 11.5 ft
Action Stage: 9 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 19.18 ft on 07/10/2000
  2. 18.95 ft on 06/12/2008
  3. 17.46 ft on 06/01/2000
  4. 14.54 ft on 09/15/2004
  5. 12.60 ft on 09/24/2010

 

Kickapoo River

Kickapoo River - Ontario
Ontario
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 19 ft
Moderate Flood: 18 ft
Flood Stage: 16 ft
Action Stage: 14 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 21.96 ft on 06/08/2008
  2. 19.30 ft on 09/23/2010
  3. 18.85 ft on 03/14/2007
  4. 18.52 ft on 08/13/2010
  5. 16.95 ft on 03/01/2004

 

Kickapoo River - La Farge
LaFarge
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 14 ft
Moderate Flood: 13 ft
Flood Stage: 12 ft
Action Stage: 9 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 15.88 ft on 06/09/2008
  2. 14.92 ft on 07/01/1978
  3. 13.67 ft on 02/09/1966
  4. 12.84 ft on 08/19/2007
  5. 12.70 ft on 03/27/1961

 

Kickapoo River - Viola
Viola
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 20 ft
Moderate Flood: 17 ft
Flood Stage: 14 ft
Action Stage: 12 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 21.25 ft on 06/09/2008
  2. 21.00 ft on 07/01/1978
  3. 18.20 ft on 08/20/2007
  4. 17.25 ft on 08/14/2010
  5. 16.21 ft on 03/15/2007

 

Kickapoo River - Readstown
Readstown
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 17 ft
Moderate Flood: 14 ft
Flood Stage: 11 ft
Action Stage: 8 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 19.65 ft on 06/09/2008
  2. 19.08 ft on 07/21/1951
  3. 18.82 ft on 08/20/2007
  4. 18.20 ft on 07/01/1978
  5. 13.98 ft on 08/15/2010

 

Kickapoo River - Soldiers Grove
Soldiers Grove
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 19 ft
Moderate Flood: 16 ft
Flood Stage: 13 ft
Action Stage: 10 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 21.63 ft on 07/22/1951
  2. 21.21 ft on 06/09/2008
  3. 20.00 ft on 07/02/1978
  4. 19.35 ft on 08/20/2007
  5. 15.30 ft on 06/01/2000

 

Kickapoo River - Gays Mills
Gays Mills
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 17 ft
Moderate Flood: 15 ft
Flood Stage: 13 ft
Action Stage: 11 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 20.44 ft on 06/09/2008
  2. 19.80 ft on 07/02/1978
  3. 19.79 ft on 08/20/2007
  4. 16.75 ft on 02/10/1966
  5. 16.50 ft on 06/01/2000

 

Kickapoo River - Steuben
Steuben
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 15 ft
Moderate Flood: 13 ft
Flood Stage: 12 ft
Action Stage: 10 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 19.16 ft on 06/10/2008
  2. 18.00 ft on 07/03/1978
  3. 16.84 ft on 08/20/2007
  4. 14.38 ft on 09/18/1992
  5. 13.99 ft on 06/02/2000

 

Root River

Root River - Houston
Houston
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 18 ft
Moderate Flood: 17 ft
Flood Stage: 15 ft
Action Stage: 12 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 18.32 ft on 03/02/1965
  2. 18.15 ft on 08/19/2007
  3. 17.59 ft on 06/02/2000
  4. 16.56 ft on 03/27/1950
  5. 16.56 ft on 09/17/2004

 

South Branch Root River

South Branch Root - Preston
Preston
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 942 ft
Moderate Flood: 939 ft
Flood Stage: 937 ft
Action Stage: 933 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 942.40 ft on 03/26/1950
  2. 942.00 ft on 07/11/1981
  3. 941.67 ft on 06/09/2008
  4. 939.47 ft on 07/10/2000
  5. 939.12 ft on 04/07/2001

 

South Branch Root River - Lanesboro
Lanesboro
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 18 ft
Moderate Flood: 16 ft
Flood Stage: 12 ft
Action Stage: 10 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 19.20 ft on 03/26/1950
  2. 17.23 ft on 06/29/1942
  3. 14.35 ft on 07/11/1981
  4. 14.17 ft on 06/09/2008
  5. 13.73 ft on 03/26/1961

 

Trempealeau River

Trempealeau River - Dodge
Dodge
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 12 ft
Moderate Flood: 11 ft
Flood Stage: 9 ft
Action Stage: 7 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 12.75 ft on 09/25/2010
  2. 12.29 ft on 06/29/1998
  3. 11.56 ft on 03/15/2007
  4. 11.44 ft on 09/18/1992
  5. 11.36 ft on 08/24/1975

 

Turkey River

Turkey River - Elkader
Elkader
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 20 ft
Moderate Flood: 18 ft
Flood Stage: 12 ft
Action Stage: 10 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 27.77 ft on 06/10/2008
  2. 27.32 ft on 06/15/1991
  3. 25.57 ft on 05/23/2004
  4. 20.50 ft on 08/29/1990
  5. 19.35 ft on 05/17/1999

 

Turkey River - Garber
Garber
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 23 ft
Moderate Flood: 20 ft
Flood Stage: 17 ft
Action Stage: 14 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 32.80 ft on 05/23/2004
  2. 30.91 ft on 05/17/1999
  3. 30.10 ft on 06/15/1991
  4. 29.13 ft on 06/10/2008
  5. 28.06 ft on 02/23/1922

 

Turkey River - Spillville
Spillville
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 13 ft
Moderate Flood: 11 ft
Flood Stage: 9 ft
Action Stage: 7 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 20.25 ft on 08/24/2016
  2. 18.95 ft on 08/17/1993
  3. 18.35 ft on 06/01/1947
  4. 16.76 ft on 08/25/1990
  5. 16.73 ft on 07/12/1972

 

Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek - Near Austin
Austin
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 14 ft
Moderate Flood: 12 ft
Flood Stage: 10.5 ft
Action Stage: 7 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 14.77 ft on 09/16/2004
  2. 13.77 ft on 06/12/2008
  3. 12.85 ft on 06/01/2000
  4. 12.76 ft on 07/10/2000
  5. 12.71 ft on 09/24/2010

 

Upper Iowa River

Upper Iowa River - Bluffton
Bluffton
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 18 ft
Moderate Flood: 16 ft
Flood Stage: 14 ft
Action Stage: 11 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 18.30 ft on 03/27/1961
  2. 15.49 ft on 06/09/2008
  3. 15.35 ft on 06/21/1954
  4. 14.41 ft on 08/24/2016
  5. 13.56 ft on 06/23/2013

 

Upper Iowa River - Decorah
Decorah
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 14 ft
Moderate Flood: 13 ft
Flood Stage: 12 ft
Action Stage: 9 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 17.90 ft on 06/09/2008
  2. 15.20 ft on 05/29/1941
  3. 14.35 ft on 08/17/1993
  4. 13.68 ft on 08/24/2016
  5. 13.08 ft on 03/27/1961

 

Upper Iowa River - Dorchester
Dorchester
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 19 ft
Moderate Flood: 17 ft
Flood Stage: 14 ft
Action Stage: 11 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 24.27 ft on 08/25/2016
  2. 22.46 ft on 06/09/2008
  3. 22.20 ft on 02/28/1948
  4. 21.80 ft on 05/30/1941
  5. 20.89 ft on 03/05/1937

 

Wisconsin River

Wisconsin River - Castle Rock Dam
Castle Rock Dam
Flood Categories in KCFS
Major Flood Flow: 45
Moderate Flood Flow: 37.5
Flood Flow: 30
Action Flow: 10
Historical Crests:
  1. 54,763 cfs on 09/25/2010
  2. 45,647 cfs on 04/12/2011

 

Wisconsin River - Muscoda
Muscoda
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 11 ft
Moderate Flood: 10 ft
Flood Stage: 9 ft
Action Stage: 7 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 11.48 ft on 09/16/1938
  2. 11.10 ft on 06/11/1881
  3. 10.60 ft on 04/16/1922
  4. 10.36 ft on 03/20/1973
  5. 10.34 ft on 06/26/1993

 

Yellow River

Yellow River - Necedah
Necedah
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 18 ft
Moderate Flood: 16.5 ft
Flood Stage: 15 ft
Action Stage: 12 ft
Historical Crests:
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Zumbro River

Zumbro River - Zumbro Falls
Zumbro Falls
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 25 ft
Moderate Flood: 24 ft
Flood Stage: 18 ft
Action Stage: 15 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 35.82 ft on 09/24/2010
  2. 30.80 ft on 07/22/1951
  3. 30.50 ft on 04/01/1888
  4. 28.40 ft on 03/02/1965
  5. 28.20 ft on 03/29/1962

 

South Fork Zumbro River

South Fork Zumbro River - Silver Creek
Rochester
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 25 ft
Moderate Flood: 23 ft
Flood Stage: 21 ft
Action Stage: 17 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 23.85 ft on 07/06/1978
  2. 23.32 ft on 06/21/1974
  3. 20.56 ft on 03/10/1973
  4. 20.54 ft on 07/12/1971

 

South Fork Zumbro River - Beltline
Beltline
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 29 ft
Moderate Flood: 26 ft
Flood Stage: 24 ft
Action Stage: 18 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 29.60 ft on 07/06/1978
  2. 25.41 ft on 03/10/1973
  3. 24.84 ft on 07/01/1983
  4. 23.62 ft on 07/11/1981

 

South Fork Zumbro River - Bear Creek
Rochester
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 20 ft
Moderate Flood: 17 ft
Flood Stage: 14 ft
Action Stage: 10 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 22.29 ft on 07/06/1978
  2. 17.81 ft on 06/21/1974
  3. 14.63 ft on 03/10/1973

 

South Fork Zumbro River - Cascade Creek
Cascade Creek
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 21 ft
Moderate Flood: 15 ft
Flood Stage: 13 ft
Action Stage: 10 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 16.52 ft on 08/19/2007
  2. 13.16 ft on 09/24/2010

 

South Fork Zumbro River - Rochester
Rochester
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 20 ft
Moderate Flood: 18 ft
Flood Stage: 14 ft
Action Stage: 11 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 23.36 ft on 07/06/1978
  2. 20.77 ft on 09/21/1986
  3. 19.12 ft on 03/01/1965
  4. 18.46 ft on 03/29/1962
  5. 17.50 ft on 07/21/1951

 

Middlefork Whitewater River

Middle Fork Whitewater River - Near Whitewater Park
Cascade Creek
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 17 ft
Moderate Flood: 15 ft
Flood Stage: 13.5 ft
Action Stage: 12 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 19.24 ft on 08/19/2007
  2. 15.51 ft on 09/23/2010

 

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