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Cedar River at Austin Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 4.9 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014ASTM5(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (6:30AM Apr 20, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.7 ft at 7:00 AM CDT 18-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 15 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cedar River at Austin are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Locations Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Otranto
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:20
Moderate Flood Stage:18
Flood Stage:15
Action Stage:12

Historical Crests
(1) 25.00 ft on 09/16/2004
(2) 23.40 ft on 07/10/2000
(3) 22.40 ft on 06/12/2008
(4) 21.90 ft on 07/17/1978
(5) 21.30 ft on 08/15/1993
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26 The protective dike is overtopped.
20 Serious flooding is likely.
18 Numerous homes and businesses may be threatened by high water.
15 The city of Austin takes specific actions to warn people and businesses.
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(1) Upstream View, May 6, 2005 Stage=3.8 ft
(2) Downstream View, May 6, 2005 Stage=3.8 ft
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Latitude: 43.655833° N, Longitude: 92.970833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1167.79 ft 1182.79 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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