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Des Moines River at Saylorville Reservoir Pool (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 836.14 ft at 11:30PM Apr 13, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 12:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.14 ft at 12:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.14 ft at 1:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.09 ft at 1:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 2:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.12 ft at 2:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 3:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.06 ft at 3:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836 ft at 4:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 4:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836 ft at 5:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836 ft at 5:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 6:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.99 ft at 6:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.96 ft at 7:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.98 ft at 7:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.96 ft at 8:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.9 ft at 8:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.92 ft at 9:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.95 ft at 9:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.95 ft at 10:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.97 ft at 10:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.96 ft at 11:00AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.97 ft at 11:30AM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.95 ft at 12:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.98 ft at 12:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.97 ft at 1:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.96 ft at 1:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.97 ft at 2:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.98 ft at 2:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.97 ft at 3:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.99 ft at 3:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.98 ft at 4:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836 ft at 4:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836 ft at 5:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 5:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 6:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 6:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 7:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 7:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 8:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 835.99 ft at 8:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836 ft at 9:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 9:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 10:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836 ft at 10:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836 ft at 11:00PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836 ft at 11:30PM Apr 14, 2014Observed: 836 ft at 12:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 12:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 1:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 1:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 2:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.01 ft at 2:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.02 ft at 3:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.03 ft at 3:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.03 ft at 4:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.04 ft at 4:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.05 ft at 5:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.05 ft at 5:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.06 ft at 6:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.06 ft at 6:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.07 ft at 7:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.07 ft at 7:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.08 ft at 8:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.08 ft at 8:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.08 ft at 9:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.09 ft at 9:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.09 ft at 10:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.09 ft at 10:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.09 ft at 11:00AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.09 ft at 11:30AM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.1 ft at 12:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.12 ft at 12:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.12 ft at 1:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.12 ft at 1:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.12 ft at 2:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 2:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 3:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 3:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 4:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 4:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 5:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 5:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 6:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 6:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.14 ft at 7:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.14 ft at 7:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.14 ft at 8:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.14 ft at 8:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 9:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 9:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 10:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.16 ft at 10:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.16 ft at 11:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 11:30PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 12:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 12:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 1:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 1:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 2:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 2:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 3:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.16 ft at 3:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.17 ft at 4:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.18 ft at 4:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.18 ft at 5:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.19 ft at 5:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.2 ft at 6:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.19 ft at 6:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.19 ft at 7:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.19 ft at 7:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.2 ft at 8:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.2 ft at 8:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.21 ft at 9:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.21 ft at 9:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.21 ft at 10:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.17 ft at 10:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.17 ft at 11:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.1 ft at 11:30AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.19 ft at 12:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.15 ft at 12:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.13 ft at 1:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.12 ft at 1:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.17 ft at 2:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.17 ft at 2:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.17 ft at 3:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.18 ft at 3:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.21 ft at 4:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.23 ft at 4:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.22 ft at 5:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.23 ft at 5:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.24 ft at 6:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.24 ft at 6:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.25 ft at 7:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.25 ft at 7:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.27 ft at 8:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.32 ft at 8:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.33 ft at 9:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.34 ft at 9:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.34 ft at 10:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.35 ft at 10:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.35 ft at 11:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.38 ft at 11:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 836.42 ft at 12:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.43 ft at 12:30AM Apr 17, 2014Highest Observation: 836.44 ft at 1:00AM Apr 17, 2014Highest Observation: 836.44 ft at 1:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.42 ft at 2:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.42 ft at 2:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.43 ft at 3:00AM Apr 17, 2014Highest Observation: 836.44 ft at 3:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.43 ft at 4:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.43 ft at 4:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.42 ft at 5:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 5:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 6:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 6:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.43 ft at 7:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.43 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2014Highest Observation: 836.44 ft at 8:30AM Apr 17, 2014Highest Observation: 836.44 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2014Highest Observation: 836.44 ft at 9:30AM Apr 17, 2014Highest Observation: 836.44 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2014Highest Observation: 836.44 ft at 10:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.43 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.42 ft at 11:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.42 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.42 ft at 12:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.42 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.42 ft at 1:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 2:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 3:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 4:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 5:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 5:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 6:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 6:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 7:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 7:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 8:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 8:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 9:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 9:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 10:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 11:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 12:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 1:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 2:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 3:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 4:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 5:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 6:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 7:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 8:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 9:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 10:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 11:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 12:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.41 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 1:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.39 ft at 2:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.39 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 3:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.39 ft at 4:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.39 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.39 ft at 5:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.38 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.38 ft at 6:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.39 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.39 ft at 7:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.39 ft at 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.39 ft at 8:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 9:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 9:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 836.4 ft at 10:00PM Apr 18, 2014USACE--Rivergages.comSAYI4(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (11:18PM Apr 18, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 836.4 ft at 10:00 PM CDT 18-Apr-2014.
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Des Moines River at Saylorville Reservoir. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Historical Crests
(1) 892.03 ft on 07/11/1993
(2) 891.03 ft on 06/12/2008
(3) 889.25 ft on 06/22/1984
(4) 889.15 ft on 07/01/2010
(5) 888.99 ft on 06/11/1991
(6) 883.59 ft on 04/06/1979
(7) 881.20 ft on 04/22/1983
(8) 878.91 ft on 05/14/2001
(9) 871.29 ft on 07/03/2011
(10) 871.15 ft on 06/26/1990
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Low Water Records
(1) 829.26 ft on 03/08/2013
(2) 832.23 ft on 03/09/1989
(3) 832.41 ft on 03/03/1979
(4) 832.49 ft on 08/19/1979
(5) 832.63 ft on 03/06/1990
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9999.9 ** NOTE ** If you notice any errors in the below information please contact our Webmaster at w-dmx.webmaster@noaa.gov .
915.5 This is the top of the Saylorville Dam.
892.83 Water reaches the low beams of the Iowa 415 bridge.
892.02 The Iowa 415 bridge is closed.
890 This is the top of the Saylorville Dam spillway when pneumatic crest gates are used. Without the crest gates...the top of the spillway is 884 feet.
886 US 30 west of Boone floods.
884 This is the top of the Saylorville Dam spillway when pneumatic crest gates are not used. If the pool approaches...or is forecast to exceed 884 feet then pneumatic crest gates can be used to raise the spillway elevation to 890 feet.
870 The main entrance to Jester Park floods.
858 Ledges State Park Road floods.
847 Northwest Jester Park Drive is closed.
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Latitude: 41.703610° N, Longitude: 93.689170° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
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