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Overview

Heavy rain over the past few days has led to significant within bank rises and some flooding mainly in northeast Iowa and nearby states. Here are some graphics that show river levels and forecasts...

Cedar River

 

Cedar River - Charles City
Charles City
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 18 ft
Moderate Flood: 15 ft
Flood Stage: 12 ft
Action Stage: 9 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 25.33 ft on 06/09/2008
  2. 22.81 ft on 07/21/1999
  3. 21.64 ft on 03/02/1965
  4. 21.60 ft on 03/27/1961
  5. 21.44 ft on 08/16/1993

 

 

Turkey River

Turkey River - Elkader
Elkader
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 20 ft
Moderate Flood: 18 ft
Flood Stage: 12 ft
Action Stage: 10 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 27.77 ft on 06/10/2008
  2. 27.32 ft on 06/15/1991
  3. 25.57 ft on 05/23/2004
  4. 20.50 ft on 08/29/1990
  5. 19.35 ft on 05/17/1999

 

Turkey River - Garber
Garber
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 23 ft
Moderate Flood: 20 ft
Flood Stage: 17 ft
Action Stage: 14 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 32.80 ft on 05/23/2004
  2. 30.91 ft on 05/17/1999
  3. 30.10 ft on 06/15/1991
  4. 29.13 ft on 06/10/2008
  5. 28.06 ft on 02/23/1922

 

Turkey River - Spillville
Spillville
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 13 ft
Moderate Flood: 11 ft
Flood Stage: 9 ft
Action Stage: 7 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 20.25 ft on 08/24/2016
  2. 18.95 ft on 08/17/1993
  3. 18.35 ft on 06/01/1947
  4. 16.76 ft on 08/25/1990
  5. 16.73 ft on 07/12/1972

 

Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek - Near Austin
Austin
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 14 ft
Moderate Flood: 12 ft
Flood Stage: 10.5 ft
Action Stage: 7 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 14.77 ft on 09/16/2004
  2. 13.77 ft on 06/12/2008
  3. 12.85 ft on 06/01/2000
  4. 12.76 ft on 07/10/2000
  5. 12.71 ft on 09/24/2010

 

Upper Iowa River

 
Upper Iowa River - Dorchester
Dorchester
Flood Categories
Major Flood: 19 ft
Moderate Flood: 17 ft
Flood Stage: 14 ft
Action Stage: 11 ft
Historical Crests:
  1. 24.27 ft on 08/25/2016
  2. 22.46 ft on 06/09/2008
  3. 22.20 ft on 02/28/1948
  4. 21.80 ft on 05/30/1941
  5. 20.89 ft on 03/05/1937

 

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