Several Local Rivers Spike to Near Record Flood

Oak Creek at South Milwaukee 

Flood Categories (in feet)

Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 5.5

(1) 11.46 ft on 06/08/2008
(2) 11.25 ft on 07/22/2010
(3) 9.88 ft on 08/06/1986
(4) 9.71 ft on 06/21/1997
(5) 9.19 ft on 04/23/1999
(6) 8.89 ft on 04/19/1993
(7) 8.78 ft on 02/20/1994
(8) 8.70 ft on 08/18/1990
(9) 8.23 ft on 09/18/1972
(10) 8.19 ft on 09/13/1978


Root River at Franklin

Flood Categories (in feet)

Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7

(1) 11.00 ft on 06/08/2008
(2) 10.51 ft on 07/24/2010
(3) 9.57 ft on 03/30/1960
(4) 9.43 ft on 07/03/2000
(5) 9.16 ft on 06/13/1999
(6) 8.94 ft on 06/22/1997
(7) 8.90 ft on 04/20/1993
(8) 8.83 ft on 06/18/1996
(9) 8.80 ft on 09/18/1972
(10) 8.79 ft on 02/20/1994
 

Menomonee River at Wauwatosa

Flood Categories (in feet)

Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 8

(1) 18.63 ft on 06/21/1997
(2) 18.30 ft on 08/06/1998
(3) 15.92 ft on 04/21/1973
(4) 15.68 ft on 06/08/2008
(5) 15.13 ft on 08/06/1986
(6) 14.66 ft on 07/22/2010
(7) 14.61 ft on 06/08/2008
(8) 13.00 ft on 07/21/1999
(9) 12.48 ft on 07/02/2000
(10) 11.80 ft on 07/04/2004


Kinnickinnic River at Milwaukee

Flood Categories (in feet)

Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14

(1) 16.01 ft on 08/06/1986
(2) 13.29 ft on 06/08/2008
(3) 13.22 ft on 07/10/2006
(4) 13.17 ft on 07/22/2010
(5) 12.61 ft on 08/14/1994
(6) 12.46 ft on 06/21/1997
(7) 12.41 ft on 08/28/1995
(8) 12.39 ft on 06/17/1992
(9) 12.38 ft on 08/18/1990
(10) 12.24 ft on 08/05/1998


Fox River at Waukesha
 

Flood Categories (in feet)

Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5

(1) 8.85 ft on 06/09/2008
(2) 8.00 ft on 04/01/1960
(3) 7.67 ft on 07/25/2010
(4) 7.42 ft on 04/22/1973
(5) 7.34 ft on 07/02/2000
(6) 6.97 ft on 05/24/2004
(7) 6.96 ft on 08/08/1998
(8) 6.92 ft on 04/21/1993
(9) 6.77 ft on 07/15/2010
(10) 6.74 ft on 06/23/1997


Fox River at New Munster
 

Flood Categories (in feet)

Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9

(1) 15.18 ft on 06/15/2008
(2) 14.98 ft on 08/24/2007
(3) 14.10 ft on 02/21/1994
(4) 13.73 ft on 05/24/2004
(5) 13.68 ft on 06/15/1999
(6) 13.14 ft on 04/12/2008
(7) 12.82 ft on 04/29/2009
(8) 12.81 ft on 07/26/2010
(9) 12.76 ft on 06/03/2000
(10) 12.69 ft on 02/11/2001


Fox River at Burlington

Flood Categories (in feet)

Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9

Historical Crests
(1) 13.54 ft on 06/15/2008
(2) 12.50 ft on 08/21/2007
(3) 11.65 ft on 05/24/2004
(4) 11.44 ft on 04/11/2008
(5) 11.14 ft on 04/28/2009
(6) 11.10 ft on 07/25/2010
(7) 10.56 ft on 04/01/2008
(8) 10.54 ft on 12/29/2008
(9) 10.30 ft on 03/14/2007
(10) 10.30 ft on 05/15/2004

 
Root River at Racine

Flood Categories (in feet)

Major Flood Stage: 8
Moderate Flood Stage: 7.5
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6

(1) 11.29 ft on 06/09/2008
(2) 8.54 ft on 03/05/1974
(3) 8.13 ft on 02/12/1966
(4) 7.88 ft on 04/22/1973
(5) 7.50 ft on 04/04/1983
(6) 7.26 ft on 03/20/1979
(7) 7.02 ft on 04/21/1993
(8) 7.01 ft on 05/24/2004
(9) 6.91 ft on 07/24/2010
(10) 6.73 ft on 03/06/1976


Baraboo River at Rock Springs

Flood Categories (in feet)

Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 18.5
Action Stage: 13.5

Historical Crests
(1) 28.73 ft on 06/11/2008
(2) 21.71 ft on 06/02/2000
(3) 21.37 ft on 08/21/2007
(4) 20.99 ft on 05/25/2004
(5) 20.45 ft on 07/12/2008
(6) 19.38 ft on 07/20/2010
(7) 19.13 ft on 03/17/2007
(8) 18.21 ft on 03/06/2004
(9) 16.66 ft on 04/05/2008
(10) 16.23 ft on 03/14/2010

 
Rock River at Jefferson

 Flood Categories (in feet)

Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8

Historical Crests
(1) 15.64 ft on 06/19/2008
(2) 12.84 ft on 04/02/1979
(3) 12.29 ft on 04/22/1993
(4) 11.51 ft on 06/02/2004
(5) 11.35 ft on 04/14/2008
(6) 10.98 ft on 07/26/2010
(7) 10.87 ft on 03/27/2009
(8) 10.81 ft on 06/05/2000
(9) 10.56 ft on 03/17/2009
(10) 10.38 ft on 04/02/2008


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