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Iowa River at Columbus Jct Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Forecast: 17.4 ft 12:00PM Nov 30, 2015Forecast: 17.1 ft 6:00PM Nov 30, 2015Forecast: 16.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 01, 2015Forecast: 16.8 ft 6:00AM Dec 01, 2015Forecast: 16.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 01, 2015Forecast: 17 ft 6:00PM Dec 01, 2015Forecast: 17.2 ft 12:00AM Dec 02, 2015Forecast: 17.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 02, 2015Highest Forecast: 17.4 ft 12:00PM Dec 02, 2015Highest Forecast: 17.4 ft 6:00PM Dec 02, 2015Highest Forecast: 17.4 ft 12:00AM Dec 03, 2015Forecast: 17.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 03, 2015Forecast: 17.2 ft 12:00PM Dec 03, 2015Forecast: 17.1 ft 6:00PM Dec 03, 2015Forecast: 16.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 04, 2015Forecast: 16.8 ft 6:00AM Dec 04, 2015Forecast: 16.6 ft 12:00PM Dec 04, 2015Forecast: 16.4 ft 6:00PM Dec 04, 2015Forecast: 16.2 ft 12:00AM Dec 05, 2015Forecast: 15.9 ft 6:00AM Dec 05, 2015Forecast: 15.7 ft 12:00PM Dec 05, 2015Forecast: 15.6 ft 6:00PM Dec 05, 2015Forecast: 15.4 ft 12:00AM Dec 06, 2015Forecast: 15.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 06, 2015Forecast: 15.2 ft 12:00PM Dec 06, 2015Forecast: 15.1 ft 6:00PM Dec 06, 2015Forecast: 15 ft 12:00AM Dec 07, 2015Forecast: 14.8 ft 6:00AM Dec 07, 2015U.S. Army Corps of EngineersCJTI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:47AM Nov 30, 2015)Forecast (issued 10:02AM Nov 30)Flood Stage is 19 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 Iowa River at Columbus Jct 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: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 32.30 ft on 06/15/2008
(2) 28.30 ft on 07/07/1993
(3) 27.67 ft on 07/03/2014 (P)
(4) 25.82 ft on 04/19/2013 (P)
(5) 25.35 ft on 06/04/2013 (P)
(6) 24.48 ft on 04/30/2008
(7) 24.28 ft on 05/30/2004
(8) 23.50 ft on 05/12/1996
(9) 23.50 ft on 02/23/1997
(10) 22.14 ft on 07/01/2013 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.08 ft on 06/17/2015 (P)
(2) 19.45 ft on 07/14/2014 (P)
(3) 27.67 ft on 07/03/2014 (P)
(4) 19.11 ft on 03/12/2014 (P)
(5) 22.14 ft on 07/01/2013 (P)
(6) 19.71 ft on 06/21/2013 (P)
(7) 25.35 ft on 06/04/2013 (P)
(8) 25.82 ft on 04/19/2013 (P)
(9) 19.18 ft on 03/31/2011
(10) 19.38 ft on 02/19/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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36 Water affects the Iowa Highway 92 bridge roadway.
31.81 Water is at the lowest portion of the midspan of the IA Hwy 92 bridge.
31.31 Water is at the lowest portion of the west abutment on the IA Hwy 92 bridge.
31.01 Water is at the lowest portion of the east abutment of the IA Hwy 92 bridge.
31 Water is on the west approach to the Iowa Highway 92 bridge.
23 Water affects residential property along the river south of the Iowa Highway 92 bridge.
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Latitude: 41.278333° N, Longitude: 91.345833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 19 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 29 558.29 ft 577.29 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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