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Iowa River at Iowa City Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 10.06 ft at 6:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 7:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 7:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 7:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 7:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 8:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 8:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 8:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 8:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 9:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 9:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 9:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 9:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 10:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 10:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 10:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 10:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 11:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 11:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 11:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 11:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 12:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 12:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 12:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 12:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 1:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 1:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 1:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 1:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 2:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 2:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 2:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 2:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 3:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 3:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 3:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 3:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 4:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 4:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 4:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 4:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 5:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 5:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 5:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 5:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 6:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 6:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 6:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 6:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 7:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 7:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 7:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 7:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 8:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 8:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 8:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 8:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 10:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 10:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 10:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 10:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 11:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 11:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 11:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 11:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 12:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 12:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 12:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 12:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 1:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 1:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 1:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 1:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 2:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 2:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 2:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 2:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 3:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 3:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 3:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 3:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 4:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 4:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 4:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 4:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 5:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 5:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 5:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 5:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 6:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 6:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 6:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 6:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 7:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 7:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 7:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 7:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 8:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 8:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 8:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 8:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 10:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 10:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 10:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 10:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 11:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 11:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 11:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 11:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 12:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 12:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 12:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 12:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 1:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 1:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 1:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 1:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 2:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 2:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 2:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 2:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 3:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 3:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 3:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 3:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 4:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 4:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 4:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 4:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 5:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 5:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 5:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 5:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 6:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 6:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 6:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 6:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 7:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 7:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 7:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 7:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 8:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 8:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 8:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 8:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 10:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 10:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 10:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 10:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 11:00AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.05 ft at 11:15AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.06 ft at 11:30AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.09 ft at 11:45AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.13 ft at 12:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.17 ft at 12:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.21 ft at 12:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.26 ft at 12:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.3 ft at 1:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.35 ft at 1:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.39 ft at 1:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.43 ft at 1:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.46 ft at 2:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.5 ft at 2:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.54 ft at 2:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.57 ft at 2:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.6 ft at 3:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.62 ft at 3:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.64 ft at 3:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.66 ft at 3:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.68 ft at 4:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.69 ft at 4:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.7 ft at 4:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.71 ft at 4:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.72 ft at 5:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.73 ft at 5:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.74 ft at 5:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.74 ft at 5:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.75 ft at 6:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.75 ft at 6:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.76 ft at 6:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.76 ft at 6:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.76 ft at 7:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.76 ft at 7:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.76 ft at 7:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 8:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 8:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 8:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 8:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 10:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 10:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 10:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 10:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 11:00PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 11:15PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 11:30PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 11:45PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 12:00AM Mar 02, 2015Highest Observation: 10.78 ft at 12:15AM Mar 02, 2015Highest Observation: 10.78 ft at 12:30AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 12:45AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 1:00AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 1:15AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 1:30AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 1:45AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 2:00AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 2:15AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 2:30AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 2:45AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 3:00AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 3:15AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 3:30AM Mar 02, 2015Highest Observation: 10.78 ft at 3:45AM Mar 02, 2015Highest Observation: 10.78 ft at 4:00AM Mar 02, 2015Highest Observation: 10.78 ft at 4:15AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 4:30AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 4:45AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 5:00AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 5:15AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 5:30AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 5:45AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 6:00AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 6:15AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 6:30AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 6:45AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:00AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:15AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:30AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:45AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 8:00AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 8:15AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 8:30AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.76 ft at 8:45AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.73 ft at 9:00AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.7 ft at 9:15AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.67 ft at 9:30AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.64 ft at 9:45AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.6 ft at 10:00AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.55 ft at 10:15AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.51 ft at 10:30AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.48 ft at 10:45AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.44 ft at 11:00AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.41 ft at 11:15AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.37 ft at 11:30AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.34 ft at 11:45AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.32 ft at 12:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.29 ft at 12:15PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.27 ft at 12:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.25 ft at 12:45PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.23 ft at 1:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.21 ft at 1:15PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.19 ft at 1:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.18 ft at 1:45PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.17 ft at 2:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.16 ft at 2:15PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.15 ft at 2:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.14 ft at 2:45PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.13 ft at 3:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.12 ft at 3:15PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.12 ft at 3:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.12 ft at 3:45PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.11 ft at 4:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.11 ft at 4:15PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.1 ft at 4:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.09 ft at 4:45PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.09 ft at 5:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.09 ft at 5:15PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.09 ft at 5:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.08 ft at 5:45PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 10.08 ft at 6:00PM Mar 02, 2015U.S. Geological SurveyIOWI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:31PM Mar 2, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 10.08 ft at 6:00 PM CST 2-Mar-2015. Flood Stage is 22 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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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 Iowa River at Iowa City are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 21
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 31.53 ft on 06/15/2008
(2) 28.52 ft on 08/10/1993
(3) 25.15 ft on 07/12/2014 (P)
(4) 24.90 ft on 06/05/2013
(5) 24.10 ft on 06/01/1851
(6) 23.35 ft on 06/13/1991
(7) 22.56 ft on 07/01/2014 (P)
(8) 22.44 ft on 06/09/1974
(9) 22.04 ft on 05/01/1973
(10) 21.64 ft on 03/29/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.15 ft on 07/12/2014 (P)
(2) 22.56 ft on 07/01/2014 (P)
(3) 24.90 ft on 06/05/2013
(4) 18.08 ft on 02/22/2011
(5) 20.31 ft on 07/13/2010
(6) 19.83 ft on 03/18/2010
(7) 20.13 ft on 03/16/2009
(8) 31.53 ft on 06/15/2008
(9) 19.20 ft on 03/23/2007
(10) 5.62 ft on 06/06/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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29 Serious flood damage occurs at the University of Iowa campus.
27 Flood protection becomes necessary at the University of Iowa. Water affects several industrial businesses and warehouses along Commercial Drive.
26 Water floods county road bridge approaches along the river and affects streets and parking lots along Commercial Drive.
25 Flooding occurs in Coralville. Water inundates the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Rail line near Coralville.
23.5 Considerable flooding occurs at the University of Iowa.
23 Some flooding problems occur on the University of Iowa campus.
22 Urban flood damage occurs in some areas of Iowa City.
21 Flooding occurs in homes near Taft Speedway in Iowa City. Quarry Road in Coralville requires protection.
19 Flooding occurs in the lower Iowa City park area.
18 Rural flooding occurs along the river, affecting Amana Road near Cou Falls Road.
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Latitude: 41.656667° N, Longitude: 91.540833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 22 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 29 617.27 ft 639.27 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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