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NOTE:Forecasts for the West Fork Des Moines River at Estherville are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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at Estherville
Flood Stage: 8 Feet
Latest Stage: 2.84
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
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the West Fork Des Moines River at Estherville

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NWS Des Moines, IA.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:14.5
Moderate Flood Stage:13
Flood Stage:8
Action Stage:6

Historical Crests
(1) 17.68 ft on 04/12/1969
(2) 15.61 ft on 04/10/1965
(3) 15.53 ft on 06/08/1953
(4) 15.38 ft on 06/30/1993
(5) 15.21 ft on 07/10/1993
(6) 14.43 ft on 09/26/2010
(7) 14.36 ft on 05/10/1993
(8) 14.30 ft on 04/14/1984
(9) 14.27 ft on 06/29/1969
(10) 14.23 ft on 06/23/1984
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Probabilistic Stage Forecast for Estherville

Stage Exceedance Forecast for Estherville



NOTE:Forecasts for the West Fork Des Moines River at Emmetsburg are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
at Emmetsburg
Flood Stage: 11 Feet
Latest Stage: 1.3
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the West Fork Des Moines River at Emmetsburg

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NWS Des Moines, IA.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:15
Moderate Flood Stage:13
Flood Stage:11
Action Stage:9

Historical Crests
(1) 17.77 ft on 05/23/1999
(2) 14.75 ft on 04/12/1969
(3) 13.80 ft on 06/30/1993
(4) 13.60 ft on 07/11/1993
(5) 13.25 ft on 06/25/1993
(6) 12.80 ft on 07/01/1969
(7) 12.73 ft on 05/12/1993
(8) 12.60 ft on 06/24/1984
(9) 12.57 ft on 04/09/2006
(10) 12.52 ft on 04/15/1984
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Probabilistic Stage Forecast for Emmetsburg

Stage Exceedance Forecast for Emmetsburg



NOTE:Forecasts for the West Fork Des Moines River at Humboldt are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
at Humboldt
Flood Stage: 10 Feet
Latest Stage: 3.38
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the West Fork Des Moines River at Humboldt

available from
NWS Des Moines, IA.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:14
Moderate Flood Stage:13
Flood Stage:10
Action Stage:7

Historical Crests
(1) 15.40 ft on 04/14/1969
(2) 15.22 ft on 07/13/1993
(3) 14.77 ft on 07/03/1993
(4) 13.90 ft on 04/08/1965
(5) 13.43 ft on 04/13/1965
(6) 12.50 ft on 06/18/1984
(7) 12.31 ft on 06/29/2010
(8) 12.20 ft on 06/23/1947
(9) 12.10 ft on 05/03/2001
(10) 11.90 ft on 03/17/2010
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Probabilistic Stage Forecast for Humboldt

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