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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 Montevideo
Minnesota River at Montevideo
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 17.5 ft
Moderate Flood: 16 ft
Flood Stage: 14 ft
Action Stage: 12 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 23.90 ft on 04/06/1997
  2. 22.15 ft on 04/14/2001
  3. 21.68 ft on 04/12/1969
  4. 20.09 ft on 03/23/2010
  5. 20.02 ft on 04/10/1952

 

Minnesota River at Granite Falls
Minnesota River at Granite Falls
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 896.5 ft
Moderate Flood: 893.5 ft
Flood Stage: 888.5 ft
Action Stage: 886.5 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 899.84 ft on 04/07/1997
  2. 896.54 ft on 04/12/1969
  3. 895.84 ft on 04/15/2001
  4. 894.64 ft on 04/10/1952
  5. 894.24 ft on 06/25/1919

 

Minnesota River near Morton
Minnesota River near Morton
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 26 ft
Moderate Flood: 23 ft
Flood Stage: 21 ft
Action Stage: 18 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 29.25 ft on 04/15/2001
  2. 27.53 ft on 06/21/2014
  3. 27.42 ft on 04/04/2011
  4. 26.08 ft on 03/25/2010
  5. 24.54 ft on 07/04/2018

 

Minnesota River at New Ulm
Minnesota River at New Ulm
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 806 ft
Moderate Flood: 804 ft
Flood Stage: 800 ft
Action Stage: 796 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 811.03 ft on 04/09/1997
  2. 809.44 ft on 04/15/1969
  3. 808.30 ft on 04/16/2001
  4. 807.70 ft on 04/26/2001
  5. 806.02 ft on 04/05/2001

 

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 near Aitkin
Mississippi River near Aitkin
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 18 ft
Moderate Flood: 15 ft
Flood Stage: 13 ft
Action Stage: 12 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 22.49 ft on 05/20/1950
  2. 19.50 ft on 07/06/2015
  3. 19.30 ft on 04/29/1916
  4. 18.80 ft on 06/09/1944
  5. 18.77 ft on 04/27/1948

 

Mississippi River at Fort Ripley
Mississippi River at Fort Ripley
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 26 ft
Moderate Flood: 12.5 ft
Flood Stage: 10 ft
Action Stage: 9 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 14.30 ft on 03/23/1966
  2. 14.15 ft on 04/08/1997
  3. 13.84 ft on 04/13/2001
  4. 13.60 ft on 04/16/1965
  5. 13.30 ft on 05/22/1950

 

Mississippi River at St. Cloud
Mississippi River at St. Cloud
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 11 ft
Moderate Flood: 10 ft
Flood Stage: 9 ft
Action Stage: 8 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 11.44 ft on 04/08/1997
  2. 10.99 ft on 04/12/2001
  3. 9.83 ft on 03/30/2009
  4. 9.38 ft on 05/17/1999
  5. 8.95 ft on 03/18/2010

 

Mississippi River at Hwy 169 at Champlin
Mississippi River at Hwy 169 at Champlin
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 17 ft
Moderate Flood: 14 ft
Flood Stage: 12 ft
Action Stage: 9 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 17.96 ft on 04/12/1965
  2. 17.66 ft on 04/17/1965
  3. 17.56 ft on 03/06/1984
  4. 15.81 ft on 03/29/1957
  5. 15.46 ft on 04/15/1952

 

Mississippi River at Fridley
Mississippi River at Fridley
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 17 ft
Moderate Flood: 16.5 ft
Flood Stage: 16 ft
Action Stage: 14 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 20.00 ft on 04/17/1965
  2. 19.50 ft on 04/14/1952
  3. 19.20 ft on 03/18/1945
  4. 17.50 ft on 04/14/1969
  5. 17.10 ft on 04/10/1997

 

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 Marshall
Redwood River at Marshall
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 16.5 ft
Moderate Flood: 15 ft
Flood Stage: 14 ft
Action Stage: 12 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 17.40 ft on 07/03/2018
  2. 17.09 ft on 09/25/2010
  3. 17.00 ft on 05/09/1993
  4. 15.90 ft on 04/24/2018
  5. 15.82 ft on 03/30/1997

 

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) Above Springfield
Cottonwood River (MN) Above Sprinfield
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 32 ft
Moderate Flood: 27 ft
Flood Stage: 22 ft
Action Stage: 19 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 32.89 ft on 09/24/2010
  2. 32.81 ft on 07/04/2018
  3. 32.70 ft on 04/24/2001
  4. 31.55 ft on 04/08/1969
  5. 31.40 ft on 06/18/1993

 

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

 

Cannon River at Northfield
Cannon River at Northfield
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 900 ft
Moderate Flood: 899 ft
Flood Stage: 897 ft
Action Stage: 895 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 901.50 ft on 09/24/2010
  2. 901.30 ft on 09/24/2016
  3. 899.70 ft on 06/20/2014
  4. 989.45 ft on 07/13/2013
  5. 896.40 ft on 04/12/2001

 

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

 

Eau Claire River (WI) near Fall Creek
Eau Claire River (WI) near Fall Creek
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 17 ft
Moderate Flood: 14 ft
Flood Stage: 11 ft
Action Stage: 10 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 19.38 ft on 06/20/1993
  2. 19.26 ft on 09/23/2016
  3. 17.94 ft on 03/29/1989
  4. 17.77 ft on 09/21/1986
  5. 17.59 ft on 03/31/1967

 

Chippewa River (WI) at Eau Claire
Chippewa River (WI) at Eau Claire
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 778 ft
Moderate Flood: 776 ft
Flood Stage: 773 ft
Action Stage: 764 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 781.00 ft on 09/01/1941
  2. 779.60 ft on 04/02/1967
  3. 778.90 ft on 06/21/1993
  4. 778.50 ft on 05/03/1954
  5. 777.80 ft on 09/25/2010

 

Chippewa River (WI) at Durand
Chippewa River (WI) at Durand
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 17 ft
Moderate Flood: 15.5 ft
Flood Stage: 13 ft
Action Stage: 12 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 18.93 ft on 04/02/1967
  2. 17.76 ft on 06/23/1993
  3. 17.40 ft on 09/02/1941
  4. 17.40 ft on 05/03/1954
  5. 17.16 ft on 09/11/1938