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Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 5.39 ft at 2:39PM Aug 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.56 ft at 3:05PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 4:05PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:13PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 5.22 ft at 5:28PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 5:46PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:09PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 6:20PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 6:43PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.65 ft at 7:13PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.56 ft at 7:28PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 8:09PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.31 ft at 8:39PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.23 ft at 9:05PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 9:43PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 10:05PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 10:39PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 11:13PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:24PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:13AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:35AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 1:13AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 2:58AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 3:43AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 3:54AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 4:31AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:05AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 5:28AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 6:28AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 6:39AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 8:31AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 9:01AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:13AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 12:01PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 12:50PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 1:28PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 2:09PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 2:46PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.23 ft at 2:54PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.31 ft at 3:24PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.23 ft at 3:50PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 6:46PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 7:46PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 8:50PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 10:24PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 11:05PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 11:24PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 2:24AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 3:16AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 8:09AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 8:20AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 9:20AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 10:09AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 11:05AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 11:31AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 11:43AM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 12:01PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 12:39PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.31 ft at 1:31PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 1:43PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 2:05PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.56 ft at 2:20PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 3:28PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 4:09PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.65 ft at 4:43PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.56 ft at 5:50PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 6:20PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 6:54PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.31 ft at 7:31PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 8:13PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 8:35PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 9:39PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 11:05PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 11:54PM Aug 21, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 12:28AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 3:09AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 4:35AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 4:58AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 5:24AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 6:13AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 8:35AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 9:43AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.23 ft at 11:09AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.31 ft at 11:28AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 11:39AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 11:58AM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 1:16PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 2:16PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 2:46PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.81 ft at 2:58PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:31PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 4:16PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.81 ft at 4:43PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:20PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.65 ft at 5:46PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.56 ft at 5:58PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 6:28PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 6:50PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.31 ft at 7:46PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.23 ft at 8:24PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 9:05PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 10:09PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 10:43PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 11:09PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 11:54PM Aug 22, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 1:46AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 1:54AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 2:20AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 3:28AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 4:13AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 5:16AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 5:39AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 6:09AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 6:20AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 7:05AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:39AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 9:46AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 10:43AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 11:05AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.23 ft at 11:20AM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.31 ft at 12:16PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 12:24PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 12:46PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.56 ft at 1:05PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.65 ft at 1:24PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 1:39PM Aug 23, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 2:16PM Aug 23, 2014City of Des Moines, IAWCBI4(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (2:33PM Aug 23, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.89 ft at 2:16 PM CDT 23-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 9 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:0
Moderate Flood Stage:0
Flood Stage:9
Action Stage:7

Historical Crests
(1) 13.34 ft on 07/09/1993
(2) 12.74 ft on 08/29/1993
(3) 11.37 ft on 06/16/1990
(4) 10.42 ft on 06/10/1991
(5) 10.16 ft on 05/24/1996
(6) 9.37 ft on 07/13/1993
(7) 9.30 ft on 03/13/1990
(8) 9.07 ft on 03/20/1993
(9) 9.04 ft on 06/15/1991
(10) 9.03 ft on 09/25/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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16.5 Water flows over Northwest 156th Street bridge.
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Latitude: 41.651667° N, Longitude: 93.833333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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