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Des Moines River at Keosauqua Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 14.97 ft at 11:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 14.97 ft at 11:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 14.99 ft at 12:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.01 ft at 12:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.01 ft at 12:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.03 ft at 12:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.04 ft at 1:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.01 ft at 1:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.03 ft at 1:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.06 ft at 1:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.04 ft at 2:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.07 ft at 2:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.04 ft at 2:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.08 ft at 2:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.07 ft at 3:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.07 ft at 3:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.08 ft at 3:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.08 ft at 3:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.08 ft at 4:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.06 ft at 4:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.1 ft at 4:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.09 ft at 4:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.09 ft at 5:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.09 ft at 5:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.09 ft at 5:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.1 ft at 5:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.1 ft at 6:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.07 ft at 6:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.07 ft at 6:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.09 ft at 6:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.08 ft at 7:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.07 ft at 7:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.08 ft at 7:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.1 ft at 7:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.1 ft at 8:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.1 ft at 8:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.11 ft at 8:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.1 ft at 8:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.09 ft at 9:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.11 ft at 9:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.1 ft at 9:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.11 ft at 9:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 10:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.11 ft at 10:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 10:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.11 ft at 10:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.12 ft at 11:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.11 ft at 11:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.12 ft at 11:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 11:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 15.12 ft at 12:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 12:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 12:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 12:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 1:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 1:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 1:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 1:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 2:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 2:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 2:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 2:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 3:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 3:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 3:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 3:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 4:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 4:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 4:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 4:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 5:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 5:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 5:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 5:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 6:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 6:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 6:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 6:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 7:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 7:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.12 ft at 7:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 7:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.12 ft at 8:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 8:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 8:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 8:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 9:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 9:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 9:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 9:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 10:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 10:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 10:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 10:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 11:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 11:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 11:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 11:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 12:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 12:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 12:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 12:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 1:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 1:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 1:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.18 ft at 1:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 2:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 2:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 2:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 2:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.13 ft at 3:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 3:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 3:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 3:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 4:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 4:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 4:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 4:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 5:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 5:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 5:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 5:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 6:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 6:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 6:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 6:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.18 ft at 7:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 7:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.14 ft at 7:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 7:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 8:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 8:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 8:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 8:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 9:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 9:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 9:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 10:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 10:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 10:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.15 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 11:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 11:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 11:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.16 ft at 12:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 12:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 12:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.17 ft at 1:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.18 ft at 1:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 1:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.18 ft at 1:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.18 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 2:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 2:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 2:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.18 ft at 3:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 3:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 3:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 4:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 4:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 4:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 5:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 6:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 6:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 6:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 7:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 7:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 7:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 8:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 8:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 8:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 9:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 9:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 9:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 10:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 10:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 10:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 11:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 11:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 11:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 12:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 12:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 12:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 1:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 1:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.18 ft at 1:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.18 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.18 ft at 2:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 2:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 2:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.18 ft at 3:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 4:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.18 ft at 4:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 4:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 5:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 5:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 6:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 6:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 6:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.19 ft at 7:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 7:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.2 ft at 7:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 7:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 8:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 8:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 8:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 8:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.25 ft at 9:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 9:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 9:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 9:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 10:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.25 ft at 10:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 10:30PM May 22, 2015Highest Observation: 15.26 ft at 10:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 11:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 11:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.25 ft at 11:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 11:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 12:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 12:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 12:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 1:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 1:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 1:30AM May 23, 2015Highest Observation: 15.26 ft at 1:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 2:00AM May 23, 2015Highest Observation: 15.26 ft at 2:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 2:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 2:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 3:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 3:15AM May 23, 2015Highest Observation: 15.26 ft at 3:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 3:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 4:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 4:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 4:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 4:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 5:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.25 ft at 5:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 5:30AM May 23, 2015Highest Observation: 15.26 ft at 5:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 6:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 6:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 7:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 7:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 7:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 8:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.25 ft at 8:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 8:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.21 ft at 8:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 9:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 9:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 9:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.24 ft at 9:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.23 ft at 10:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 15.22 ft at 10:15AM May 23, 2015Forecast: 15.2 ft 1:00PM May 23, 2015Forecast: 15.2 ft 7:00PM May 23, 2015Forecast: 15.2 ft 1:00AM May 24, 2015Forecast: 15.3 ft 7:00AM May 24, 2015Forecast: 15.3 ft 1:00PM May 24, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 7:00PM May 24, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 1:00AM May 25, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 7:00AM May 25, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 1:00PM May 25, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 7:00PM May 25, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 1:00AM May 26, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 7:00AM May 26, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 1:00PM May 26, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 7:00PM May 26, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 1:00AM May 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 7:00AM May 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 1:00PM May 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 7:00PM May 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 15.4 ft 1:00AM May 28, 2015Forecast: 15.3 ft 7:00AM May 28, 2015Forecast: 15.3 ft 1:00PM May 28, 2015Forecast: 15.2 ft 7:00PM May 28, 2015Forecast: 15.2 ft 1:00AM May 29, 2015Forecast: 15.1 ft 7:00AM May 29, 2015Forecast: 15.1 ft 1:00PM May 29, 2015Forecast: 15 ft 7:00PM May 29, 2015Forecast: 14.8 ft 1:00AM May 30, 2015Forecast: 14.5 ft 7:00AM May 30, 2015U.S. Geological SurveyKEQI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:17AM May 23, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 9:02AM May 23)Latest observed value: 15.22 ft at 10:15 AM CDT 23-May-2015. Flood Stage is 22 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 Des Moines River at Keosauqua 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: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 21
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 32.66 ft on 07/13/1993
(2) 30.49 ft on 06/16/2008
(3) 28.18 ft on 08/12/2010
(4) 28.02 ft on 04/21/1973
(5) 27.85 ft on 06/01/1903
(6) 27.23 ft on 04/24/1976
(7) 27.14 ft on 07/17/1982
(8) 27.12 ft on 04/18/2013
(9) 26.39 ft on 05/17/1986
(10) 25.97 ft on 08/24/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.55 ft on 05/29/2013
(2) 27.12 ft on 04/18/2013
(3) 22.08 ft on 06/27/2011
(4) 22.18 ft on 06/20/2011
(5) 25.11 ft on 06/15/2011
(6) 25.81 ft on 02/17/2011
(7) 28.18 ft on 08/12/2010
(8) 20.10 ft on 05/16/2009
(9) 30.49 ft on 06/16/2008
(10) 25.97 ft on 08/24/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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38 Water affects nearly all of downtown Keosauqua.
36 Water reaches the bottom of the Iowa Highway 1 bridge deck at Keosauqua.
35 Water affects much of downtown Keosauqua.
33.5 Water reaches the bottom of the County Rd J40 bridge deck at Bonaparte.
33 Water reaches a critical level for levees 30 to 50 miles downstream of Keosauqua.
32.5 Water is 1 to 2 feet deep in areas of downtown Keosauqua.
30.5 Water is at the base of the Hotel Manning in Keosauqua.
30 Water affects downtown sections of Keosauqua as well as First Street and the County Road J40 bridge approach in Bonaparte.
29 Water affects residential and commercial areas in Bonaparte.
28 Water affects streets in Keosauqua and affects the approach to the Highway 1 bridge. Water also affects residential areas in Farmington and Bentonsport.
27 Water is over the river banks in Selma, Keosauqua, Bentonsport, Bonaparte, and Farmington.
25 Flooding occurs in Keosauqua, Selma, Bonaparte, and Farmington. Water affects streets near the nursery on the east end of Keosauqua.
22 Water affects low-lying agricultural areas.
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Latitude: 40.727778° N, Longitude: 91.959444° 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 29 547.36 ft 569.36 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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