Mississippi River Gauge in La Crosse Malfunctioning

The official Mississippi river gauge at La Crosse /LACW3/ on Isle La Plume is malfunctioning. Repairs are expected to be made on Thursday.

Upstream from Isle La Plume, the gauge at Riverside Park in La Crosse is reporting normally. For the latest river readings, refer to our Hourly River Stages webpage and use the La Crosse - Riverside (LAXW3) reading.

If you have recreational plans on the Mississippi River near La Crosse, please be aware of the gauge descrepancy, and use caution.   At stages closer to the 5 foot level, many of the wing dams on either side of the main channel become close enough to the water surface that they could be hit by boaters.

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