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Early Season Winter Storm Moves into the Northeast; Cold Front Brings Snow Across the Northern Rockies into the Upper Midwest

The early season winter storm spreads to the Northeast bringing snow, sleet, and freezing rain to the region, in addition to gusty winds and coastal flooding. A series of cold fronts dropping southward from Canada will lead to snow across the Northern/Central Rockies into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Read More >

The graphics below will help keep you up-to-date on the latest river levels and forecasts for the Minnesota River and Mississippi River, and their tributaries. Click the tab to go to the different rivers. The blue line shows the observed river stage, and the purple line/dots denote the forecast stage. The different flood categories are shaded.

For more detailed information, consult our AHPS (Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service) pages. You can also click on any of the hydrographs below for a direct link to more information about that location.

Minnesota River at Mankato
Minnesota River at Mankato
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 30 ft
Moderate Flood: 25 ft
Flood Stage: 22 ft
Action Stage: 15 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 30.11 ft on 06/21/1993
  2. 29.09 ft on 04/10/1965
  3. 28.25 ft on 09/27/2010
  4. 28.20 ft on 04/26/1881
  5. 27.61 ft on 04/10/1997

 

Minnesota River at Henderson
Minnesota River at Henderson
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 739.5 ft
Moderate Flood: 736 ft
Flood Stage: 732 ft
Action Stage: 727 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 740.08 ft on 09/28/2010
  2. 739.65 ft on 04/11/1965
  3. 739.65 ft on 06/24/2014
  4. 739.50 ft on 06/23/1993
  5. 739.20 ft on 04/18/2001

 

Minnesota River at Jordan
Minnesota River at Jordan
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 34 ft
Moderate Flood: 28 ft
Flood Stage: 25 ft
Action Stage: 18 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 35.07 ft on 04/11/1965
  2. 33.52 ft on 06/24/1993
  3. 33.22 ft on 06/25/2014
  4. 33.11 ft on 04/18/2001
  5. 33.07 ft on 09/30/2010

 

Minnesota River at Savage
Minnesota River at Savage
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 712 ft
Moderate Flood: 710 ft
Flood Stage: 702 ft
Action Stage: 697 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 719.40 ft on 04/15/1965
  2. 716.90 ft on 04/15/1969
  3. 715.20 ft on 04/13/1997
  4. 714.80 ft on 04/19/2001
  5. 714.50 ft on 04/29/2001
Mississippi River at St. Paul
Mississippi River at St. Paul
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 17 ft
Moderate Flood: 15 ft
Flood Stage: 14 ft
Action Stage: 10 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 26.01 ft on 04/16/1965
  2. 24.52 ft on 04/15/1969
  3. 23.76 ft on 04/18/2001
  4. 23.20 ft on 04/30/2001
  5. 22.37 ft on 04/13/1997

 

Mississippi River at Hastings
Mississippi River at Hastings
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 18 ft
Moderate Flood: 17 ft
Flood Stage: 15 ft
Action Stage: 13 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 25.90 ft on 04/17/1965
  2. 24.30 ft on 04/16/1969
  3. 22.00 ft on 04/29/2001
  4. 21.60 ft on 04/17/2001
  5. 21.30 ft on 04/13/1997

 

Mississippi River at Red Wing
Mississippi River at Red Wing
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 16 ft
Moderate Flood: 15 ft
Flood Stage: 14 ft
Action Stage: 12 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 20.70 ft on 04/18/1965
  2. 18.80 ft on 04/17/1969
  3. 18.20 ft on 04/28/2001
  4. 18.10 ft on 04/17/2001
  5. 17.18 ft on 04/12/1997
Redwood River at Redwood Falls
Redwood River at Redwood Falls
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 16 ft
Moderate Flood: 15 ft
Flood Stage: 6 ft
Action Stage: 5 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 15.92 ft on 06/18/1957
  2. 15.88 ft on 04/08/1965
  3. 15.73 ft on 06/18/1993
  4. 15.51 ft on 03/23/2011
  5. 14.58 ft on 04/09/1969
Cottonwood River (MN) at New Ulm
Cottonwood River (MN) at New Ulm
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 16 ft
Moderate Flood: 13 ft
Flood Stage: 11 ft
Action Stage: 9 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 20.86 ft on 04/08/1965
  2. 19.15 ft on 04/10/1969
  3. 18.95 ft on 09/26/2010
  4. 18.90 ft on 06/19/1993
  5. 18.18 ft on 04/25/2001
South Fork Crow River near Mayer
South Fork Crow River near Mayer
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 16 ft
Moderate Flood: 15 ft
Flood Stage: 11 ft
Action Stage: 10 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 19.23 ft on 04/13/1965
  2. 17.45 ft on 06/22/2014
  3. 16.82 ft on 03/20/2010
  4. 16.50 ft on 04/14/2001
  5. 16.48 ft on 04/11/1969

 

South Fork Crow River near Delano
South Fork Crow River near Delano
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 18.5 ft
Moderate Flood: 17.5 ft
Flood Stage: 16.5 ft
Action Stage: 11.5 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 23.25 ft on 04/14/1965
  2. 21.02 ft on 06/24/2014
  3. 20.45 ft on 04/12/1969
  4. 20.30 ft on 03/21/2010
  5. 20.00 ft on 03/28/2011
Crow River at Rockford
Crow River at Rockford
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 14 ft
Moderate Flood: 12 ft
Flood Stage: 10 ft
Action Stage: 8 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 19.27 ft on 04/16/1965
  2. 16.51 ft on 04/13/1969
  3. 16.24 ft on 04/13/1952
  4. 16.14 ft on 06/26/1957
  5. 15.08 ft on 06/25/2014
St. Croix River at Stillwater
St. Croix River at Stillwater
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 89 ft
Moderate Flood: 88 ft
Flood Stage: 87 ft
Action Stage: 80 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 94.10 ft on 04/18/1965
  2. 92.30 ft on 04/27/2001
  3. 92.20 ft on 04/16/1969
  4. 91.10 ft on 04/16/2001
  5. 90.45 ft on 04/12/1997