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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Big Sioux River at Akron 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: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.59 ft on 06/18/2014
(2) 23.38 ft on 04/26/2001
(3) 23.05 ft on 05/10/1993
(4) 22.99 ft on 04/09/1969
(5) 22.88 ft on 09/27/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.59 ft on 06/18/2014
(2) 20.54 ft on 05/28/2013
(3) 18.30 ft on 05/11/2012
(4) 20.39 ft on 03/26/2011
(5) 22.88 ft on 09/27/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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23.25 Levee gates at Riverside in Sioux City will be closed.
23 The higher levees on the Iowa side of the river are in danger of being overtopped, Highway 50 near Westfield will be flooded, and the bridge east of Jefferson will be overtopped.
22 Highway 48 begins to flood where the railroad tracks cross.
21.5 Highway 48 near the intersection with Iowa Highway 12 north of Akron begins to flood.
20 Highway 48 near Akron is flooded.
19.5 Several farm houses are flooded.
17 About 6500 acres of farm land are flooded.
16 Several farm levees are overtopped with significant flooding of agricultural lands.
15 Some rural roads on the South Dakota side of the river begin to flood.
12 Some very minor flooding of the lowest lying areas along the river begins.
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(2) Downstream View

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