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West Fork Des Moines River at Jackson Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 3.4 ft at 11:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 11:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 12:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 2:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 2:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.38 ft at 4:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.38 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.38 ft at 4:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 7:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.38 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 7:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 8:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 2:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 2:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 2:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 3:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 3:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 3:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 4:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 4:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 4:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 5:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 5:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 5:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 6:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 10:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 10:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 10:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 11:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 11:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 11:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 11:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 12:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 1:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.31 ft at 1:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 1:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 2:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 2:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 2:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 4:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 4:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 4:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 5:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 6:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 6:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 6:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 8:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 8:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 8:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 9:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 9:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 9:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 9:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 10:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 10:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 10:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 11:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 11:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 11:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 12:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 12:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 12:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 1:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 1:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 1:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 4:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 4:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 4:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 5:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 5:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 5:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 6:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 8:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 8:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 8:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 9:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 12:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 1:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 1:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 1:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 2:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 2:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 2:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 3:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 4:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 4:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 4:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 5:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 6:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 6:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 6:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 7:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 7:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 7:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 7:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 8:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 8:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 8:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 8:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 9:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 9:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 9:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 9:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 10:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 10:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 10:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 10:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 11:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 11:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 11:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 11:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 12:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 12:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 12:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 12:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 1:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 3:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 3:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 3:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 4:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 4:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 4:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 4:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 5:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 5:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 5:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.45 ft at 5:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 6:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.46 ft at 6:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.45 ft at 6:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.45 ft at 6:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.45 ft at 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.45 ft at 8:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.45 ft at 8:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 8:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.46 ft at 9:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 11:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 11:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 11:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.46 ft at 12:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 12:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.46 ft at 12:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.46 ft at 12:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 2:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 3:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 3:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 3:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 4:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 4:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 4:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 4:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 5:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 7:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 7:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 7:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 8:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 8:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 8:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 8:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 9:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 10:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 10:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 10:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 12:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 12:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 2:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 2:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 2:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 3:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 3:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 3:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 3:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 4:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 4:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 4:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 4:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 5:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 5:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 5:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 5:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 6:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 7:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 8:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 8:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 8:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 8:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 9:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 10:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 10:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 11:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 11:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 12:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 12:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 1:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 1:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 2:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 3:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 3:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 3:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 4:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 4:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 4:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 4:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 5:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 5:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 5:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 5:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 6:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 6:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 6:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 6:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 10:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 10:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 10:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 11:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 11:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 12:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 1:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 2:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 3:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 3:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 3:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 4:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 5:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 5:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 5:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 6:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 6:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 6:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 6:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 7:30AM Oct 25, 2014Highest Observation: 3.52 ft at 7:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 8:00AM Oct 25, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesJCKM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:02AM Oct 25, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.49 ft at 8:00 AM CDT 25-Oct-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 West Fork Des Moines River at Jackson 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:16
Moderate Flood Stage:14
Flood Stage:12
Action Stage:10

Historical Crests
(1) 19.45 ft on 04/11/1969
(2) 18.62 ft on 04/06/1965
(3) 17.43 ft on 06/08/1953
(4) 16.87 ft on 09/25/2010
(5) 16.67 ft on 07/07/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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20 The highest levees in Jackson are overtopped causing major flooding of roads, homes, and businesses in Jackson.
17 The lower levees in Jackson are overtopped flooding parks and ballfields.
14 Flooding begins to affect homes and businesses along the non-leveed portions of the river in Jackson.
12 Lowland flooding in rural areas begins on non-leveed portions of the river.
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Latitude: 43.618333° N, Longitude: 94.984722° 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
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1287.75 ft 1299.75 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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