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Mississippi River at Bellevue Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 12.41 ft at 4:00PM Sep 23, 2016Observed: 12.54 ft at 6:00PM Sep 23, 2016Observed: 12.67 ft at 8:00PM Sep 23, 2016Observed: 12.78 ft at 10:00PM Sep 23, 2016Observed: 12.87 ft at 12:00AM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 12.98 ft at 2:00AM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 13.09 ft at 4:00AM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 13.17 ft at 6:00AM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 13.35 ft at 8:00AM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 13.38 ft at 10:00AM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 13.49 ft at 12:00PM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 13.58 ft at 2:00PM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 13.7 ft at 4:00PM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 13.83 ft at 6:00PM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 13.98 ft at 8:00PM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 14.09 ft at 10:00PM Sep 24, 2016Observed: 14.24 ft at 12:00AM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 14.38 ft at 2:00AM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 14.55 ft at 4:00AM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 14.65 ft at 6:00AM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 14.74 ft at 8:00AM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 14.79 ft at 10:00AM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 14.93 ft at 12:00PM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 14.95 ft at 2:00PM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 15.03 ft at 4:00PM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 15.12 ft at 6:00PM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 15.2 ft at 8:00PM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 15.27 ft at 10:00PM Sep 25, 2016Observed: 15.32 ft at 12:00AM Sep 26, 2016Observed: 15.37 ft at 2:00AM Sep 26, 2016Observed: 15.43 ft at 4:00AM Sep 26, 2016Observed: 15.48 ft at 6:00AM Sep 26, 2016Observed: 15.52 ft at 8:00AM Sep 26, 2016Observed: 15.57 ft at 10:00AM Sep 26, 2016Highest Observation: 15.6 ft at 12:00PM Sep 26, 2016Observed: 15.59 ft at 2:00PM Sep 26, 2016Forecast: 15.7 ft 7:00PM Sep 26, 2016Forecast: 15.8 ft 1:00AM Sep 27, 2016Forecast: 15.8 ft 7:00AM Sep 27, 2016Forecast: 15.9 ft 1:00PM Sep 27, 2016Forecast: 16 ft 7:00PM Sep 27, 2016Forecast: 16 ft 1:00AM Sep 28, 2016Forecast: 16 ft 7:00AM Sep 28, 2016Forecast: 16.1 ft 1:00PM Sep 28, 2016Forecast: 16.1 ft 7:00PM Sep 28, 2016Forecast: 16.1 ft 1:00AM Sep 29, 2016Forecast: 16.2 ft 7:00AM Sep 29, 2016Forecast: 16.2 ft 1:00PM Sep 29, 2016Forecast: 16.2 ft 7:00PM Sep 29, 2016Highest Forecast: 16.3 ft 1:00AM Sep 30, 2016Highest Forecast: 16.3 ft 7:00AM Sep 30, 2016Highest Forecast: 16.3 ft 1:00PM Sep 30, 2016Highest Forecast: 16.3 ft 7:00PM Sep 30, 2016Highest Forecast: 16.3 ft 1:00AM Oct 01, 2016Highest Forecast: 16.3 ft 7:00AM Oct 01, 2016Highest Forecast: 16.3 ft 1:00PM Oct 01, 2016Forecast: 16.2 ft 7:00PM Oct 01, 2016Forecast: 16.1 ft 1:00AM Oct 02, 2016Forecast: 16 ft 7:00AM Oct 02, 2016Forecast: 15.9 ft 1:00PM Oct 02, 2016Forecast: 15.8 ft 7:00PM Oct 02, 2016Forecast: 15.7 ft 1:00AM Oct 03, 2016Forecast: 15.6 ft 7:00AM Oct 03, 2016U.S. Army Corps of EngineersBLVI4(plotting HTIRZ) Graph Created (3:32PM Sep 26, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 11:18AM Sep 26)Latest observed value: 15.59 ft at 2:00 PM CDT 26-Sep-2016. Flood Stage is 17 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 Mississippi River at Bellevue are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 23.51 ft on 04/26/1965
(2) 22.58 ft on 04/22/2001
(3) 21.50 ft on 07/01/1993
(4) 20.58 ft on 04/20/2011
(5) 20.16 ft on 04/17/1997
(6) 20.11 ft on 04/26/1952
(7) 20.06 ft on 04/24/1969
(8) 20.00 ft on 04/23/1951
(9) 19.95 ft on 05/06/1975
(10) 19.21 ft on 10/06/1986
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.67 ft on 07/03/2014 (P)
(2) 20.58 ft on 04/20/2011
(3) 18.70 ft on 06/14/2008
(4) 18.35 ft on 04/28/2008
(5) 22.58 ft on 04/22/2001
(6) 20.16 ft on 04/17/1997
(7) 21.50 ft on 07/01/1993
(8) 19.21 ft on 10/06/1986
(9) 17.75 ft on 03/17/1983
(10) 19.95 ft on 05/06/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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27.5 Water affects the Iowa causeway. Water is also on U.S. Highway 52 through Sabula Lakes.
26.7 Water reaches the top of the dike at Sabula.
25 Water affects Mill Creek Park in Bellevue.
24.5 Water affects Driscolls Island at Sabula.
24.3 Water affects the main floor of Potters Mill in Bellevue.
24 Water affects U.S. Highway 52 south of Bellevue. Water also affects the railroad tracks near Spruce Creek Park on the north end of town.
23.3 Water affects the trailers at Shady Haven in Bellevue. Water affects the U.S. Highway 52 causeway in Sabula.
22.8 Water reaches the clearance under the Illinois causeway bridge at Sabula.
21.9 Water on railroad tracks and into some businesses in Savanna.
21.5 Water affects a few homes just south of Bellevue.
21 Water encroaches onto Driscolls Island at Sabula.
20.1 Basement flooding occurs in homes and businesses with seepage into yards in Savanna. Grain elevators are also affected. Water affects the lower portion of Marquette Parking lot. Water affects Vulcan and South Broad Streets in Sabula.
20 Water affects the railroad tracks south of Bellevue. Water is also into the Municipal Boat Ramp parking lot. Water affects the riverfront parking lot in Savanna.
19.2 Basement flooding occurs in homes and businesses with seepage into a few yards in Savanna. Water seeps into yards on Peal and Broad Streets in Savanna.
19 Water surrounds trailers on Riverview in Bellevue. Water affects a baseball field in Sabula.
18.5 Water affects access to trailer park at Mill Creek in Bellevue. Water affects lowest homes in Sabula.
18.39 Lock and Dam 12 is closed.
18 Water affects the riverfront parking lot in Savanna. Water affects the boat launch at North Sabula Access in Sabula. There is also seepage into basements, yards, and gutters.
17.8 Water affects Spruce Creek Park on the north end of Bellevue.
17.5 Water affects a few homes south of Bellevue. Water affects operations at a grain elevator in Savanna. Water affects the lowest businesses in Sabula.
17.39 Water affects businesses on North River Drive in Sabula.
17.3 Water affects the railroad underpass at Mill Creek in Bellevue.
17 Rural damage occurs near Bellevue.
16.5 Water affects a convenience store on the south end of Bellevue east of Ridgeview. Water is also at the base of foundations of the lowest businesses on Riverview near Jefferson St.
14 Water affects the camping areas at Blanding Landing and Pleasant Creek Recreation Areas.
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Latitude: 42.272778° N, Longitude: 90.421111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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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
Other 580.2 ft 597.2 ft  

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