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Des Moines River at Saylorville Reservoir Pool (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 840.14 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 840.14 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 840.14 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840.13 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840.11 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840.1 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840.09 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840.08 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840.08 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840.06 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840.05 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840.03 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840.02 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840.01 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 840 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 839.98 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 839.96 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.95 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.95 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.94 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.92 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.91 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.89 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.88 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.87 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.84 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.84 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.83 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.82 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.8 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.8 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.78 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.76 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.74 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.73 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.72 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.71 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.7 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.69 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.68 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.67 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.67 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.66 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.65 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.63 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.62 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.62 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.6 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.59 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.6 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.58 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.57 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.57 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.56 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.54 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.54 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.53 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.52 ft at 8:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.52 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.51 ft at 9:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.5 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.49 ft at 10:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.48 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.47 ft at 11:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 839.46 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.45 ft at 12:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.44 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.42 ft at 1:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.42 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.41 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.4 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.39 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.38 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.37 ft at 4:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.36 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.35 ft at 5:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.34 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.33 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.32 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.31 ft at 7:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.3 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.3 ft at 8:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.29 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.29 ft at 9:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.28 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.28 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.28 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.27 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.27 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.27 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.28 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.28 ft at 1:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.26 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.24 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.26 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.24 ft at 3:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.23 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.24 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.22 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.21 ft at 5:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.21 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.19 ft at 6:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.18 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.18 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.18 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.17 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.17 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.16 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.16 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.15 ft at 10:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.15 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.14 ft at 11:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 839.14 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.13 ft at 12:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.13 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.12 ft at 1:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.12 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.11 ft at 2:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.1 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.1 ft at 3:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 4:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 5:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.07 ft at 6:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.06 ft at 6:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.06 ft at 7:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.05 ft at 7:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.04 ft at 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.05 ft at 8:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.05 ft at 9:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.05 ft at 9:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.05 ft at 10:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.05 ft at 10:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.05 ft at 11:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.05 ft at 11:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.06 ft at 12:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.06 ft at 12:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.06 ft at 1:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.06 ft at 1:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.06 ft at 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.06 ft at 2:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.07 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.07 ft at 3:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.06 ft at 4:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.07 ft at 4:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.07 ft at 5:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.07 ft at 5:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 6:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 6:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 7:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 8:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 9:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 9:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 10:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 11:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 11:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 12:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 12:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 1:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 2:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 3:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 3:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 4:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 4:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.1 ft at 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.1 ft at 5:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.1 ft at 6:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 6:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 7:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 7:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 8:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.08 ft at 9:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.09 ft at 9:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.1 ft at 10:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.11 ft at 10:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.13 ft at 11:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.14 ft at 11:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.15 ft at 12:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.15 ft at 12:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.14 ft at 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.14 ft at 1:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.17 ft at 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.18 ft at 2:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.19 ft at 3:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.19 ft at 3:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.2 ft at 4:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.21 ft at 4:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.21 ft at 5:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.22 ft at 5:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.24 ft at 6:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.25 ft at 6:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.26 ft at 7:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.26 ft at 7:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.27 ft at 8:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.27 ft at 8:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.27 ft at 9:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.28 ft at 9:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.28 ft at 10:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.29 ft at 10:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.3 ft at 11:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.3 ft at 11:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 839.37 ft at 12:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.35 ft at 12:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.35 ft at 1:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.37 ft at 1:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.35 ft at 2:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.38 ft at 2:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.4 ft at 3:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.39 ft at 3:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.4 ft at 4:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.41 ft at 4:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.42 ft at 5:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.42 ft at 5:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.44 ft at 6:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.45 ft at 6:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.45 ft at 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.47 ft at 7:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.47 ft at 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.48 ft at 8:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.49 ft at 9:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.5 ft at 9:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.5 ft at 10:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.51 ft at 10:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.52 ft at 11:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.53 ft at 11:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.54 ft at 12:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.54 ft at 12:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.55 ft at 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.56 ft at 1:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.56 ft at 2:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.58 ft at 2:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 839.58 ft at 3:00PM Oct 23, 2014USACE--Rivergages.comSAYI4(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (3:33PM Oct 23, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 839.58 ft at 3:00 PM CDT 23-Oct-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 (P)
(9) 871.29 ft on 07/03/2011 (P)
(10) 871.15 ft on 06/26/1990 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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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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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NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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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
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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