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NOTE:Forecasts are not available for the North Raccoon River (IA) near Sac City. Only observed stages are available for this point.

NOTE:Forecasts are not available for the North Raccoon River (IA) near Lanesboro. Only observed stages are available for this point.

NOTE:Forecasts for the North Raccoon River (IA) near Jefferson are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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near Sac City
Flood Stage: 13 Feet
Latest Stage: 6.34
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the North Raccoon River (IA) near Sac City

available from
NWS Des Moines, IA.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:0
Moderate Flood Stage:0
Flood Stage:13
Action Stage:12

Historical Crests
(1) 20.14 ft on 06/17/1990
(2) 19.41 ft on 06/09/2008
(3) 19.03 ft on 06/26/2005
(4) 18.38 ft on 07/10/2003
(5) 18.12 ft on 09/01/1962
(6) 18.04 ft on 05/07/2007
(7) 18.02 ft on 03/23/1979
(8) 17.65 ft on 06/21/1996
(9) 17.55 ft on 07/11/1993
(10) 17.32 ft on 06/28/2011
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near Lanesboro
Flood Stage: 15 Feet
Latest Stage: 7.88
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the North Raccoon River (IA) near Lanesboro

available from
NWS Des Moines, IA.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:0
Moderate Flood Stage:0
Flood Stage:15
Action Stage:12

Historical Crests
(1) 20.46 ft on 06/23/1996
(2) 18.50 ft on 07/11/2003
(3) 18.21 ft on 06/25/1998
(4) 17.51 ft on 08/24/2007
(5) 16.90 ft on 04/24/1999
(6) 15.17 ft on 05/29/1995
(7) 14.17 ft on 08/24/2002
(8) 13.58 ft on 04/07/1997
(9) 10.87 ft on 08/20/2000


near Jefferson
Flood Stage: 19 Feet
Latest Stage: 5.16
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
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the North Raccoon River (IA) near Jefferson

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:23
Moderate Flood Stage:21
Flood Stage:19
Action Stage:17

Historical Crests
(1) 22.30 ft on 06/23/1947
(2) 19.52 ft on 06/22/1954
(3) 19.43 ft on 03/31/1960
(4) 19.20 ft on 07/10/1993
(5) 18.61 ft on 06/19/1990
(6) 18.41 ft on 06/09/2008
(7) 18.16 ft on 03/18/2010
(8) 17.94 ft on 02/12/2009
(9) 17.86 ft on 06/21/1984
(10) 17.84 ft on 03/25/1979
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NOTE:Forecasts for the North Raccoon River (IA) near Perry are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
near Perry
Flood Stage: 15 Feet
Latest Stage: 3.36
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Red Flag Warning
Complete information about
the North Raccoon River (IA) near Perry

available from
NWS Des Moines, IA.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:20
Moderate Flood Stage:18
Flood Stage:15
Action Stage:14

Historical Crests
(1) 23.00 ft on 07/10/1993
(2) 22.70 ft on 03/20/1979
(3) 21.67 ft on 06/10/2008
(4) 20.29 ft on 04/27/2007
(5) 20.00 ft on 06/19/1990
(6) 18.78 ft on 07/12/2003
(7) 18.60 ft on 06/07/1991
(8) 18.50 ft on 07/03/1983
(9) 18.00 ft on 06/22/1984
(10) 17.92 ft on 05/04/2001
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