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Des Moines River at St. Francisville Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)U.S. Geological SurveySFLM7(plotting HAIRP) Graph Created (7:02AM Feb 7, 2016)Flood Stage is 18 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Des Moines River at St. Francisville 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: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 32.02 ft on 07/15/1993
(2) 30.15 ft on 03/14/1979
(3) 28.22 ft on 01/19/1973
(4) 28.21 ft on 06/17/2008
(5) 27.55 ft on 06/09/1947
(6) 26.55 ft on 04/19/2013 (P)
(7) 26.30 ft on 05/18/1986
(8) 26.27 ft on 04/24/1976
(9) 26.15 ft on 04/12/1965
(10) 26.09 ft on 06/15/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.80 ft on 11/28/2015
(2) 20.94 ft on 07/17/2015
(3) 18.35 ft on 06/29/2015 (P)
(4) 23.20 ft on 06/26/2015 (P)
(5) 20.42 ft on 10/15/2014 (P)
(6) 20.90 ft on 09/11/2014 (P)
(7) 23.91 ft on 05/29/2013 (P)
(8) 26.55 ft on 04/19/2013 (P)
(9) 22.74 ft on 06/27/2011
(10) 22.89 ft on 06/20/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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33 Water affects the gas station in St. Francisville.
32.5 Water affects Route B in St. Francisville a well as a gas station.
31 Water reaches the bottom of the St. Francisville toll bridge deck.
30 Water overtops some agricultural levees and affects the town of Croton.
25 Water affects a few homes in St. Francisville and the Fort Pike access area.
22 Water rises over the higher river banks.
21 Agricultural flooding occurs in areas along the river not protected by levees.
20 The St. Francisville boat ramp is under water.
18 Flooding occurs over the lower river banks.
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Latitude: 40.462500° N, Longitude: 91.566944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 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 29 491.67 ft 509.67 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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