Forecasts for the South River near Ackworth are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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168th Avenue floods near the bridge over the river.
Water reaches the underside of the bridge at 168th Avenue.
Water covers portions of Iowa 92 and many other rural county roads. Widespread agricultural flooding occurs.
Water covers portions of Iowa 92 between mile markers 137.5 and 139.
Road closures are possible near creeks adjoining the river.
Water affects lowlands.
Flood Categories (in feet)
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Moderate Flood Stage:
Historical Crests (1) 32.85 ft on 07/05/1981 (2) 32.66 ft on 06/05/1947 (3) 32.56 ft on 06/01/1930 (4) 32.00 ft on 07/16/1982 (5) 31.57 ft on 07/29/2008 (6) 31.25 ft on 06/17/1990 (7) 31.16 ft on 06/13/1947 (8) 30.87 ft on 05/22/1959 (9) 30.66 ft on 03/30/1960 (10) 30.36 ft on 01/06/1946 Show More Historical Crests
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