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Wapsipinicon River at Independence Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.9 ft at 9:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 9:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 9:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 10:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 10:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 10:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 10:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 11:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 12:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 5:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 5:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 5:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 5:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 8:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 1:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 1:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 1:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 1:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 2:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 2:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 2:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 2:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 3:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 3:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 3:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 3:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 7:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 7:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 7:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 7:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 8:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 8:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 8:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 8:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 1:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 1:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 1:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 1:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 2:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 2:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 2:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 2:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 3:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 3:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 3:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 3:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 4:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 4:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 4:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 4:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 5:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 5:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 5:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 5:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 6:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 6:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 6:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 6:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 7:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 7:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 7:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 7:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 8:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 8:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 8:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 8:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 9:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 9:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 9:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 9:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 10:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 11:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 11:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 11:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 11:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 12:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 12:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 12:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 12:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 1:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 1:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 1:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 1:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 8:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 8:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 8:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 8:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:00PM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:15PM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:30PM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:45PM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:00PM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:15PM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:30PM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:45PM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:00PM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:15PM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:30PM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:45PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 3:00PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 3:15PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 3:30PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 3:45PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 4:00PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 4:15PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 4:30PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 4:45PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 5:00PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 5:15PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 5:30PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 5:45PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 6:00PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 6:15PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 6:30PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 6:45PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 7:00PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 7:15PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 7:30PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 7:45PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 8:00PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 8:15PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 8:30PM Dec 22, 2014U.S. Geological SurveyIDPI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:02PM Dec 22, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.07 ft at 8:30 PM CST 22-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Wapsipinicon River at Independence 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: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 22.35 ft on 05/18/1999
(2) 21.11 ft on 07/18/1968
(3) 20.30 ft on 08/26/1990
(4) 18.86 ft on 06/11/2008
(5) 18.80 ft on 07/24/1999
(6) 18.77 ft on 07/24/2010
(7) 18.74 ft on 06/14/1947
(8) 18.20 ft on 04/30/1951
(9) 18.00 ft on 05/23/2004
(10) 17.97 ft on 04/26/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.07 ft on 07/03/2014 (P)
(2) 13.21 ft on 06/20/2014 (P)
(3) 14.46 ft on 05/31/2013
(4) 18.77 ft on 07/24/2010
(5) 15.57 ft on 07/08/2010
(6) 10.48 ft on 04/27/2009
(7) 18.86 ft on 06/11/2008
(8) 17.97 ft on 04/26/2008
(9) 12.63 ft on 08/26/2007
(10) 7.94 ft on 04/21/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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22 Water affects Iowa Highway 150 from the cemetery to Three Elms Park Road in Independence. Water also floods most residences and businesses from the river to 2nd Avenue NE.
21.8 Water affects 1st Street from 2nd Avenue E to 3rd Avenue W including the river bridge surface.
21.5 Water reaches the bottom of the 2nd Street S bridge deck and reaches the alleyway on the east bank between 1st Street and 2nd Street S.
21.3 Water reaches the bottom of the railroad bridge on the north end of Independence.
21.1 Water affects the fronts of businesses on 1st Street in Independence.
21 Water affects residences on the south side of 2nd Street S and also reaches the bottom 1st Street bridge deck. Water reaches the guardrails of the Iowa Highway 150 bridge and floods much of the cemetery.
20 Water affects most residences...businesses and parks in Independence. Flooding also occurs in Fairbank...Littleton and Central City. Water also floods farmland and a few residences in Quasqueton.
19 Water affects the backs of businesses on 1st Street in Independence.
18 Water affects 1st Street and reaches the bottom of the Iowa Highway 150 bridge deck.
16 Water affects many residences, businesses, and parks in Independence.
15 Water affects the cemetery on the south side of Independence. In Littleon, water affects residences along Water, State, and Benton Streets, and cabins west of the river.
14 Water affects residences and streets in low-lying areas of Independence and Littleton.
12 Water affects low-lying streets in Independence.
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Latitude: 42.463611° N, Longitude: 91.895000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 882.85 ft 894.85 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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