Record Flooding of June 2008

A week of torrential rainfall, much of which fell during June 7th-8th, led to numerous record and near-record river crests on area rivers following the deluge. Below is a list of river crests at various gage locations, and whether those crests were records. Below that is a preliminary listing of rainfall amounts during the hectic week of June 6th-June 13th.

River Gage Locations and Crests (June 2008)

River

Location

Flood
Stage(ft) 

Crest (ft) 

Rank

 

 

 

 

South Branch
Baraboo River

Hillsboro

13.0

16.17

Record

         

Kickapoo River

Ontario

18.0

21.96

Record

 

La Farge

12.0

15.88

Record

 

Viola

14.0

21.25

Record

 

Readstown

12.0

19.65

Record

 

Soldiers Grove

13.0

21.21

2nd Highest

 

Gays Mills

13.0

20.44

Record

 

Steuben

12.0

19.15

Record

         

Upper Iowa River

Bluffton

14.0

15.49

2nd Highest

 

Decorah

12.0

17.90

Record

 

Dorchester

14.0

22.46

Record

         

Turkey River

Eldorado

13.0

21.46

Record

 

Clermont

16.0

25.80

Record

 

Elkader

12.0

27.77

Record

 

Garber

17.0

29.13

4th Highest

         

Grant River

Burton

18.0

23.31

6th Highest

         

Platte River

Rockville

9.0

12.69

8th Highest

         

Turtle Creek

Austin

10.5

13.74

2nd Highest

         

Dobbins Creek

Austin

11.5

18.95

2nd Highest

         

Cedar River

Lansing

18.0

20.54 (prelim)

4th Highest

 

Austin WWTP

15.0

22.40

3rd Highest

 

Austin 3S

11.0

21.42

3rd Highest

 

Charles City

12.0

25.33

Record

         

Little Cedar River

Ionia

10.0

21.32

Record

         

South Branch
Root River

Preston

937.0

941.67

3rd Highest

 

Lanesboro

12.0

14.17 (prelim)

4th Highest

         

Root River

Pilot Mound

19.0

20.29

3rd Highest

 

Houston

15.0

16.13

9th Highest

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
1200 AM CDT SAT JUN 14 2008

...PRELIMINARY RAINFALL TOTALS JUN 6TH - JUN 13TH...

BELOW IS A VERY PRELIMINARY LIST OF RAINFALL AMOUNTS REPORTED
INTO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LA CROSSE FOR THE PERIOD
OF JUNE 6TH THROUGH JUNE 13TH.  THE LIST IS BY NO MEANS
COMPLETE...OR EXACT...AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO REVISION. NUMEROUS DATA
OUTAGES WERE PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE WEEK ON AUTOMATED GAGES...AND
SEVERAL REPORTS ARE MISSING FROM OBSERVERS AT SELECTED SITES. THE
(**) DEPICT SITES WHERE INCOMPLETE DATA WAS NOTED AND/OR SUSPECTED.
THE LIST IS GIVEN AS A SAMPLING AND GENERAL IDEA OF THE EXTREME
RAINFALL AMOUNTS RECEIVED ACROSS THE LA CROSSE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST AREA...LEADING TO CATASTROPHIC FLOODING AND
INFRASTRUCTURE LOSS IN CERTAIN AREAS.

LOCATION              COUNTY        RAINFALL

IOWA

EDGEWOOD              CLAYTON       10.68"
DORCHESTER            ALLAMAKEE     10.32" **

NEW HAMPTON           CHICKASAW      9.45"
DECORAH               WINNESHIEK     9.44"
OSAGE                 MITCHELL       9.28"
BLUFFTON              WINNESHIEK     8.52"
ION                   CHICKASAW      8.37"
CHARLES CITY - CEDAR  FLOYD          8.12"
WAUCOMA 3SE           FAYETTE        7.96"
ELMA                  HOWARD         7.57" **
CRESCO                HOWARD         7.49" **
CHARLES CITY COOP     FLOYD          7.35"
ST. ANSGAR            MITCHELL       7.11"
WAUKON                ALLAMAKEE      7.10"
MARQUETTE             CLAYTON        6.22"
FAYETTE               FAYETTE        6.17"
STRAWBERRY POINT      CLAYTON        5.78" **
GUTTENBERG L/D 10     CLAYTON        5.57"
LITTLEPORT            CLAYTON        5.49"
ELKADER               CLAYTON        5.48" **

MINNESOTA

RENO 3SW              HOUSTON       10.10" **
HARMONY               FILLMORE       9.43"
LANESBORO             FILLMORE       7.32"
PRESTON COOP          FILLMORE       7.23" **
GRAND MEADOW          MOWER          7.09" **
LA CRESCENT 2N        HOUSTON        6.40"
CALEDONIA 6S          HOUSTON        6.09" **
ROCHESTER AIRPORT     OLMSTED        6.09"
AUSTIN AWOS           MOWER          6.08"
LA CRESCENT DAM 7     WINONA         5.91"
LAKE CITY             WABASHA        5.06"
WINONA                WINONA         4.82"
WINONA DAM 5A         WINONA         4.41"
WABASHA               WABASHA        3.96"
ELGIN                 WABASHA        3.87"
THEILMAN              WABASHA        3.82"
MINNESOTA CITY        WINONA         3.62"
WINONA AWOS           WINONA         3.27" **

WISCONSIN

ONTARIO               VERNON        11.14" **
WESTBY 3ENE           VERNON        10.15"
GENOA DAM 8           VERNON         9.74"
VIROQUA               VERNON         9.55"
HILLSBORO             VERNON         8.81"
LANCASTER             GRANT          7.52"
LA CROSSE NWS         LA CROSSE      7.07"
SPARTA COOP           MONROE         6.85"
NECEDAH 2SE           JUNEAU         6.69"
BOSCOBEL ASOS         GRANT          6.17"
PLATTEVILLE           GRANT          6.07"
GAYS MILLS            CRAWFORD       5.96" **
LA CROSSE AIRPORT     LA CROSSE      5.78"
LYNXVILLE DAM 9       CRAWFORD       5.68"
RICHLAND CENTER       RICHLAND       4.26"
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AWOS CRAWFORD       3.99"
TREMPEALEAU DAM 6     TREMPEALEAU    3.95"
ALMA                  BUFFALO        3.93"
HATFIELD              JACKSON        3.81"
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN COOP CRAWFORD       3.77" **
NEILLSVILLE           CLARK          3.11"
OWEN 3W               CLARK          2.64"
MEDFORD COOP          TAYLOR         2.42"
BLAIR                 TREMPEALEAU    2.26"
MEDFORD               TAYLOR         1.58"


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

FOR THIS...AND A WEALTH OF OTHER RIVER AND WEATHER INFORMATION...
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT  WEATHER.GOV/LACROSSE

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BINAU


 


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