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Illinois River at Valley City Stage (ft)Observed: 9.5 ft at 9:00AM Jul 27, 2014Highest Observation: 9.51 ft at 9:30AM Jul 27, 2014Highest Observation: 9.51 ft at 10:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.4 ft at 10:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.48 ft at 11:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.46 ft at 11:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.44 ft at 12:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.46 ft at 12:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.43 ft at 1:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.38 ft at 1:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.4 ft at 2:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.36 ft at 2:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.32 ft at 3:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.33 ft at 3:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.31 ft at 4:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.3 ft at 4:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.25 ft at 5:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.25 ft at 5:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.24 ft at 6:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.22 ft at 6:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.18 ft at 7:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.21 ft at 7:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.2 ft at 8:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.17 ft at 8:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.15 ft at 9:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.12 ft at 9:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.11 ft at 10:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.13 ft at 10:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.11 ft at 11:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.07 ft at 11:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 9.08 ft at 12:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 9.08 ft at 12:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 9.06 ft at 1:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 9.04 ft at 1:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 9.01 ft at 2:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 9.01 ft at 2:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.97 ft at 3:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.98 ft at 3:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.94 ft at 4:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.92 ft at 4:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.92 ft at 5:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.9 ft at 5:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.89 ft at 6:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.87 ft at 6:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.88 ft at 7:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.86 ft at 7:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 8:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.81 ft at 8:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.79 ft at 9:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.77 ft at 9:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.75 ft at 10:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.74 ft at 10:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.68 ft at 11:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.7 ft at 11:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.67 ft at 12:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.64 ft at 12:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.63 ft at 1:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.62 ft at 1:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.59 ft at 2:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.56 ft at 2:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.55 ft at 3:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.54 ft at 3:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.51 ft at 4:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.48 ft at 4:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.42 ft at 5:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.44 ft at 5:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.44 ft at 6:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.24 ft at 6:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.34 ft at 7:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.33 ft at 7:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.32 ft at 8:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.31 ft at 8:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.28 ft at 9:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.26 ft at 10:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.22 ft at 10:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.21 ft at 11:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.16 ft at 11:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 8.13 ft at 12:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 8.13 ft at 12:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 8.1 ft at 1:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 8.08 ft at 1:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 8.07 ft at 2:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 8.03 ft at 2:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 8.02 ft at 3:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 8.03 ft at 3:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.94 ft at 4:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.94 ft at 4:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.91 ft at 5:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.9 ft at 5:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.87 ft at 6:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.84 ft at 6:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.81 ft at 7:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.78 ft at 7:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.77 ft at 8:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.74 ft at 8:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.7 ft at 9:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.68 ft at 9:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.67 ft at 10:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.64 ft at 10:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.6 ft at 11:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.59 ft at 11:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.56 ft at 12:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.54 ft at 12:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.47 ft at 1:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.46 ft at 1:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.42 ft at 2:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.4 ft at 2:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.36 ft at 3:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.32 ft at 3:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 4:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 7.08 ft at 4:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.97 ft at 5:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.68 ft at 5:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.66 ft at 6:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.6 ft at 6:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.53 ft at 7:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.45 ft at 7:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.41 ft at 8:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.37 ft at 8:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 9:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 9:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 10:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 10:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 11:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.07 ft at 11:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 6.05 ft at 12:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 6.03 ft at 12:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 1:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 1:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 2:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 2:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 3:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 3:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 4:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 4:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 5:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 5:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.68 ft at 7:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 7:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 8:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 8:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 9:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.36 ft at 9:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 10:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 10:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.49 ft at 11:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 11:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.44 ft at 12:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.41 ft at 12:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.39 ft at 1:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.36 ft at 1:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.34 ft at 2:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.31 ft at 2:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.3 ft at 3:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.28 ft at 3:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.27 ft at 4:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.24 ft at 4:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.23 ft at 5:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.2 ft at 5:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.18 ft at 6:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 6:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 7:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 7:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 8:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 9:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 10:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 10:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 11:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 1:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 2:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 2:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.81 ft at 3:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 4:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 4:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 5:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 5:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 6:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 7:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.65 ft at 7:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.62 ft at 8:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 8:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.56 ft at 9:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.54 ft at 9:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 10:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 10:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.51 ft at 11:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 11:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 12:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 12:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 1:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 1:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 2:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.24 ft at 2:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.32 ft at 3:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.3 ft at 3:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.29 ft at 4:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.29 ft at 4:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.26 ft at 5:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.26 ft at 5:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.25 ft at 6:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.23 ft at 6:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.23 ft at 7:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.21 ft at 7:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.2 ft at 8:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 8:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 9:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 9:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 10:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 10:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 11:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 11:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 12:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 12:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 1:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 1:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 2:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.2 ft at 2:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.14 ft at 3:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 3:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 4:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 4:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 5:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.14 ft at 5:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 6:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.14 ft at 6:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 7:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 7:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 8:00AM Aug 01, 2014Highest Forecast: 3.8 ft 1:00PM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 7:00PM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 1:00AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 3.5 ft 7:00AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 3.4 ft 1:00PM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 3.4 ft 7:00PM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 3.3 ft 1:00AM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 3.3 ft 7:00AM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 3.3 ft 1:00PM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 3.3 ft 7:00PM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 3.3 ft 1:00AM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 3.2 ft 7:00AM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 3.2 ft 1:00PM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 3.2 ft 7:00PM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 3.2 ft 1:00AM Aug 05, 2014Forecast: 3.2 ft 7:00AM Aug 05, 2014Forecast: 3.1 ft 1:00PM Aug 05, 2014Forecast: 3.1 ft 7:00PM Aug 05, 2014Forecast: 3.1 ft 1:00AM Aug 06, 2014Forecast: 3.1 ft 7:00AM Aug 06, 2014Forecast: 3.1 ft 1:00PM Aug 06, 2014Forecast: 3 ft 7:00PM Aug 06, 2014Forecast: 3 ft 1:00AM Aug 07, 2014Forecast: 3 ft 7:00AM Aug 07, 2014Forecast: 3 ft 1:00PM Aug 07, 2014Forecast: 3 ft 7:00PM Aug 07, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesVALI2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:50AM Aug 1, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:28PM Jul 31)Latest observed value: 4.15 ft at 8:00 AM CDT 1-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Illinois River at Valley City are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:23
Moderate Flood Stage:21
Flood Stage:14
Action Stage:11

Historical Crests
(1) 27.00 ft on 05/26/1943
(2) 26.61 ft on 04/27/2013 (P)
(3) 26.56 ft on 05/30/1995
(4) 25.95 ft on 07/27/1993
(5) 25.60 ft on 03/11/1985
(6) 25.56 ft on 03/24/1982
(7) 25.56 ft on 05/19/2002
(8) 25.20 ft on 04/19/1979
(9) 24.86 ft on 04/29/1944
(10) 24.85 ft on 11/27/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.04 ft on 10/12/2012
(2) 1.13 ft on 11/30/2002
(3) 1.25 ft on 07/20/2012
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28 Warehouse on County Highway 2 (2100W) is flooded. Another house a half mile north of Valley City on County Road 21 is flooded.
24.5 County Highway 21 flooded 3/4 mile north of Valley City.
24 Buildings in Montezuma are flooded.
23.6 Buildings and main access roads in Florence are flooded.
23.5 Mobile home and garage just west of County Highway 21 (Railroad Street) in Valley City is surrounded by water.
23 Westfall Antiques and More building is flooded.
22.5 Bottom of 365th Avenue (gravel road - 2650N) becomes flooded.
21.5 Commercial Building is flooded on Railroad Street (or County Highway 21).
14 The road to Norbut Fish and Wildlife area is flooded.
0.9 At and below this height, barge traffic will need to consider lowering tonnage to avoid grounding.
Photos
(1) Levee on the left bank south of the Hwy 106 bridge on May 23, 2009 at a Valley City stage of 23.8 ft
(2) Residence on Railroad Street in Valley City on May 23, 2009 at a stage of 23.8 feet.
(3) Pike County Highway 21looking south toward Valley City on May 23, 2009 at a stage of 23.8 feet.
(4) Valley City at Pike County Highways 21 and 2 on May 23, 2009 at a stage of 23.8 ft.
(5) Cut-off Montezuma residence on July 2, 2010 at a Valley City stage of 22.0 feet.
(6) First building to flood in Valley City on July 2, 2010 at 22.0 ft.
(7) County Highway 21 looking north from Valley City on July 2, 2010 at 22.0 feet.
(8) County Highway 21 in Valley City looking south on July 2, 2010 at a stage of 22.0 feet.
(9) Bluff Road south of Montezuma on July 2, 2010 at a Valley City stage of 22.0 feet.
(10) 505th Street at 212 Avenue at Montezuma on July 2, 2010 at a Valley City stage of 22.0 ft.
(11) Residences along First St. in Florence on July 2, 2010 at a Valley City stage of about 22.0 feet.
(12) Union Street in Florence on July 2, 2010 at a Valley City stage of 22.0 ft.
(13) Florence residence on July 2, 2010 at a Valley City stage of 22.0 feet.
(14) First Street in Florence on July 2, 2010 at a stage of 22.0 feet at Valley City.
(15) Boat dock shelter in Florence on July 2, 2010 at a Valley City stage of 22.0 feet.
(16) Boat Dock Road in northern Florence on July 2, 2010 at a Valley City stage of 22.0 feet.
(17) Looking upstream from the Valley City gage at the Wabash railroad bridge at 11.9 ft.
(18) Looking downstream from the Valley City gage at the Wabash Railroad bridge at 11.9 ft.
(19) Valley City gagehouse at a stage of 11.9 ft.
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Latitude: 39.703333° N, Longitude: 90.645278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 14 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 29 418 ft 432 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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