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Cedar River at Charles City Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 6.7 ft at 6:30AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.67 ft at 6:45AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.66 ft at 7:00AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.67 ft at 7:15AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.66 ft at 7:30AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.65 ft at 7:45AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.64 ft at 8:00AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.63 ft at 8:15AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.65 ft at 8:30AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.61 ft at 8:45AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.61 ft at 9:00AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.59 ft at 9:15AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.59 ft at 9:30AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.57 ft at 9:45AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.56 ft at 10:00AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.57 ft at 10:15AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:30AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:45AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.53 ft at 11:00AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.52 ft at 11:15AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.51 ft at 11:30AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.52 ft at 11:45AM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.5 ft at 12:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.48 ft at 12:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.48 ft at 12:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.49 ft at 12:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.46 ft at 1:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.46 ft at 1:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.45 ft at 1:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.45 ft at 1:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.44 ft at 2:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.43 ft at 2:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.43 ft at 2:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.41 ft at 2:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.4 ft at 3:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.38 ft at 3:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.39 ft at 3:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.38 ft at 3:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.37 ft at 4:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.37 ft at 4:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.37 ft at 4:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.35 ft at 4:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.34 ft at 5:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.34 ft at 5:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.32 ft at 6:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.31 ft at 6:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.3 ft at 6:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.29 ft at 6:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.29 ft at 7:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.29 ft at 7:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.27 ft at 7:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.27 ft at 7:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 8:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.24 ft at 8:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 8:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 8:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 9:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.22 ft at 9:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.22 ft at 9:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.2 ft at 9:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.21 ft at 10:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.21 ft at 10:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.18 ft at 10:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.18 ft at 10:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.17 ft at 11:00PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.18 ft at 11:15PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.16 ft at 11:30PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.17 ft at 11:45PM Feb 25, 2017Observed: 6.14 ft at 12:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.15 ft at 12:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.13 ft at 12:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.15 ft at 12:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.13 ft at 1:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.13 ft at 1:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.12 ft at 1:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.11 ft at 1:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.12 ft at 2:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.1 ft at 2:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.08 ft at 2:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.09 ft at 3:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.09 ft at 3:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.07 ft at 3:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.06 ft at 3:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.05 ft at 4:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.05 ft at 4:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.03 ft at 4:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.04 ft at 4:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.05 ft at 5:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.02 ft at 5:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.02 ft at 5:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.03 ft at 5:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6.02 ft at 6:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 6 ft at 6:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.99 ft at 6:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.99 ft at 6:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.98 ft at 7:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.99 ft at 7:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.99 ft at 7:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.98 ft at 7:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.95 ft at 9:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.96 ft at 9:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.94 ft at 9:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.93 ft at 9:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.92 ft at 11:00AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.92 ft at 11:15AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.91 ft at 11:30AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.93 ft at 11:45AM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.9 ft at 12:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.89 ft at 12:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.9 ft at 12:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.89 ft at 12:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.88 ft at 1:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.9 ft at 1:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.88 ft at 1:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.87 ft at 1:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.88 ft at 2:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.9 ft at 2:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.88 ft at 2:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.86 ft at 2:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.87 ft at 3:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.87 ft at 3:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.85 ft at 3:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.85 ft at 3:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.84 ft at 4:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.85 ft at 4:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.84 ft at 4:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.83 ft at 4:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.83 ft at 5:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.84 ft at 5:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.82 ft at 5:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.83 ft at 5:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.83 ft at 6:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.82 ft at 6:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.82 ft at 6:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.81 ft at 6:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.8 ft at 7:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.81 ft at 7:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.81 ft at 7:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.82 ft at 7:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.81 ft at 8:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.81 ft at 8:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.78 ft at 9:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.78 ft at 9:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.76 ft at 10:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.75 ft at 10:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.76 ft at 11:00PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:15PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.76 ft at 11:30PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:45PM Feb 26, 2017Observed: 5.76 ft at 12:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.76 ft at 12:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.76 ft at 12:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.74 ft at 1:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.72 ft at 1:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.71 ft at 2:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.72 ft at 2:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.72 ft at 2:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.7 ft at 2:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.69 ft at 3:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.69 ft at 3:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.68 ft at 3:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.68 ft at 3:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.68 ft at 4:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.67 ft at 4:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.65 ft at 4:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.68 ft at 4:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.66 ft at 5:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.66 ft at 5:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.66 ft at 5:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.65 ft at 5:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.63 ft at 6:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.65 ft at 6:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.65 ft at 6:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.64 ft at 6:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.62 ft at 7:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.63 ft at 7:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.61 ft at 7:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.62 ft at 7:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.6 ft at 8:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.6 ft at 8:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.6 ft at 8:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.59 ft at 8:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.59 ft at 9:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.58 ft at 9:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.58 ft at 9:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.57 ft at 9:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.56 ft at 10:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.56 ft at 10:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.55 ft at 10:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.56 ft at 10:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.55 ft at 11:00AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.54 ft at 11:15AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.54 ft at 11:30AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.53 ft at 11:45AM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.54 ft at 12:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.53 ft at 12:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.52 ft at 12:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.53 ft at 12:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.52 ft at 1:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.51 ft at 1:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.5 ft at 1:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.51 ft at 1:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.5 ft at 2:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.49 ft at 2:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.49 ft at 2:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.48 ft at 2:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.46 ft at 3:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.49 ft at 3:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.47 ft at 3:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.46 ft at 3:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.47 ft at 4:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.47 ft at 4:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.46 ft at 4:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.46 ft at 4:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.47 ft at 5:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 5:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.45 ft at 5:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 5:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 6:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 6:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 6:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 6:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 7:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 7:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 7:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 7:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 8:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 8:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 8:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 8:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 9:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 9:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 9:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 9:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 10:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 10:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 10:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 10:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.38 ft at 11:00PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.38 ft at 11:15PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 11:30PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 11:45PM Feb 27, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 12:00AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 12:15AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 12:30AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 12:45AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 1:00AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 1:15AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 1:30AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 1:45AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 2:00AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 2:15AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.38 ft at 2:30AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.38 ft at 2:45AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.38 ft at 3:00AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.38 ft at 3:15AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:30AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:45AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.36 ft at 4:00AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.35 ft at 4:15AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.36 ft at 4:30AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.36 ft at 4:45AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.37 ft at 5:00AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:15AM Feb 28, 2017Observed: 5.36 ft at 5:30AM Feb 28, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCCYI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:15AM Feb 28, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.36 ft at 5:30 AM CST 28-Feb-2017. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Cedar River at Charles City are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic 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
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.00 ft on 09/24/2016 (P)
(2) 12.96 ft on 08/25/2016 (P)
(3) 16.82 ft on 06/20/2014
(4) 19.52 ft on 05/21/2013
(5) 15.41 ft on 03/24/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.68 ft on 11/17/1989
(2) 1.82 ft on 11/23/1977

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22.5 East of 700 Riverside is under water and the parking lot south of City Hall is flooded.
21.5 Clark street at Brantingham floods and the Chautauqua Avenue lift station wet well requires sandbagging. Fire Department, City Shed, and Park Department are all evacuated.
21 Highway 218 at at South Grand is closed.
20 Clark Street at Leland floods and Court Street at South Illinois Street floods.
19.5 Riverside Drive at North Iowa and Jolsin streets floods. Also Chautauqua Avenue floods and sandbagging is required.
19 Brackett Street and Riverside at North Johnson are flooded. Also the Lions Field cottages are threatened. Highway 18 starts to flood.
18 4th and South Grand Streets begin flooding. East Riverside at Brantingham Streets are closed. Sandbag efforts begin along Chautauqua Avenue.
17.5 Riverside at St. Marys begins to flood.
17 Residences south of Riverside may be flooded.
15 Leland Avenue floods, and flooding on Park Drive and 19th Avenue is likely.
14 Bracket Street is closed.
12 Barricading of streets begins, and the intersection of Riverside and North Illinois Streets may be flooded. Cable pedestrian bridge is closed.
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(1) Downstream view at Charles City, June 15th, 2012, Stage = 2.22 ft
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Latitude: 43.062222° N, Longitude: 92.673611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 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 29 973.02 ft 985.02 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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