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NOTE:Forecasts are not available for the Upper Iowa River near Bluffton. Only observed stages are available for this point.

NOTE:Forecasts for the Upper Iowa River at Decorah are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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near Bluffton
Flood Stage: 14 Feet
Latest Stage: 4.52
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the Upper Iowa River near Bluffton

available from
NWS La Crosse, WI.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:18
Moderate Flood Stage:16
Flood Stage:14
Action Stage:11

Historical Crests
(1) 18.30 ft on 03/27/1961
(2) 15.49 ft on 06/09/2008
(3) 15.35 ft on 06/21/1954
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at Decorah
Flood Stage: 12 Feet
Latest Stage: 3.2
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the Upper Iowa River at Decorah

available from
NWS La Crosse, WI.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:14
Moderate Flood Stage:13
Flood Stage:12
Action Stage:9

Historical Crests
(1) 17.90 ft on 06/09/2008
(2) 15.20 ft on 05/29/1941
(3) 14.35 ft on 08/17/1993
(4) 13.08 ft on 03/27/1961
(5) 12.31 ft on 06/01/2000
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Probabilistic Stage Forecast for Decorah

Stage Exceedance Forecast for Decorah



NOTE:Forecasts for the Upper Iowa River at Dorchester are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
at Dorchester
Flood Stage: 14 Feet
Latest Stage: 8.59
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the Upper Iowa River at Dorchester

available from
NWS La Crosse, WI.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:19
Moderate Flood Stage:17
Flood Stage:14
Action Stage:11

Historical Crests
(1) 22.46 ft on 06/09/2008
(2) 22.20 ft on 02/28/1948
(3) 21.80 ft on 05/30/1941
(4) 20.89 ft on 03/05/1937
(5) 20.00 ft on 08/17/1993
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Probabilistic Stage Forecast for Dorchester

Stage Exceedance Forecast for Dorchester


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