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West Fork Cedar River At Finchford (FNHI4)

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Flood Stage: 17 Feet
Latest Stage: 6.44
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:Winter Weather Advisory
at Finchford
Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 6.35 ft at 9:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 9:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 9:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 9:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 10:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 10:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.33 ft at 10:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 10:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 11:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.33 ft at 11:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.33 ft at 11:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 11:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 12:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 12:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 12:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 1:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 1:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 1:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 2:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 2:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 2:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 2:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 3:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 3:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 3:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 3:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 4:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 4:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 4:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 4:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 5:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.08 ft at 5:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.08 ft at 5:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.07 ft at 5:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.07 ft at 6:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.08 ft at 6:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.07 ft at 6:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.07 ft at 6:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.08 ft at 7:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 7:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 7:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 7:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 8:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 8:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 8:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 8:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 9:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 9:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 9:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 9:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 10:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 10:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 10:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 11:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 11:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 11:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 11:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 12:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 12:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 12:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 1:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 1:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 1:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 1:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 2:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 2:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 2:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 2:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 3:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 3:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 3:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 3:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 4:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 4:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 4:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 4:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 5:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 5:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 5:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 5:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 6:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 6:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 6:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 6:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 7:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 7:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 7:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 7:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 8:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 8:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 8:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 8:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 9:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 9:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 9:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 9:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 10:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 11:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 11:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 11:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 11:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 12:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 12:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 12:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 12:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 1:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 1:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 1:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 1:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 2:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 2:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 2:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 2:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 3:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 3:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 3:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 3:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 4:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 4:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 4:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 4:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 5:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 6:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 6:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 6:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 6:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 7:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 7:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 7:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 7:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 8:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 8:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 8:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 8:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 9:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 9:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 9:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 9:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 10:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 10:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 10:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 10:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 11:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 11:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 11:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 11:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 12:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 12:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 12:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 12:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 1:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 1:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 1:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 1:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 2:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 2:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 2:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 2:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 3:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 3:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 3:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 3:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 4:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 4:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 4:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 4:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 6:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 6:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 6:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 6:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 7:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 7:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 7:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 7:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 8:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 8:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 8:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 8:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 9:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 9:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 9:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 9:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 10:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 10:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 10:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 10:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 11:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 11:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 11:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 11:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 12:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 1:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 1:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 2:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 2:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 2:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 2:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 3:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 3:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 3:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 3:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 4:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 4:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 4:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 4:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 5:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 5:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 6:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 6:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 6:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 6:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.29 ft at 7:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 7:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.28 ft at 7:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 7:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 8:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.33 ft at 8:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.33 ft at 9:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 9:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.33 ft at 9:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 9:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 10:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 10:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 10:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.36 ft at 11:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.36 ft at 11:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.36 ft at 11:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 11:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 12:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 12:15AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 12:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 12:45AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.36 ft at 1:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 1:15AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 1:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 1:45AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.41 ft at 2:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.41 ft at 2:15AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.41 ft at 2:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 2:45AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 3:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 3:15AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 3:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 3:45AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 4:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 4:15AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 4:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.42 ft at 4:45AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.41 ft at 5:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.43 ft at 5:15AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.42 ft at 5:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 5:45AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.45 ft at 6:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.48 ft at 6:15AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 6:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.49 ft at 6:45AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.49 ft at 7:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.5 ft at 7:15AM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 6.51 ft at 7:30AM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 6.51 ft at 7:45AM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 6.51 ft at 8:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.5 ft at 8:15AM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 6.51 ft at 8:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.5 ft at 8:45AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.5 ft at 9:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.49 ft at 9:15AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 9:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 9:45AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 10:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.46 ft at 10:15AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 10:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 10:45AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 11:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 11:15AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.46 ft at 11:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.48 ft at 11:45AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.46 ft at 12:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 12:15PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 12:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.46 ft at 12:45PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.45 ft at 1:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.45 ft at 1:15PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 1:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 1:45PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.45 ft at 2:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.43 ft at 2:15PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.43 ft at 2:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 2:45PM Nov 24, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFNHI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:47AM Nov 26, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.44 ft at 2:45 PM CST 24-Nov-2014. Flood Stage is 17 ft
Flood Impacts

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18.5
Water floods the intersection of Highway T71 and Highway C55 at the convenience store. Basement flooding occurs in many residences with some flooding on the main floors. Water is also at the floor level of the convenience store. Water wells may collapse.
17.5
Several roads are affected as well as nearby residences and small businesses.
17
Highway T71 is overtopped north of the river. The town of Finchford is threatened.
16
Nearly 20000 acres flood.
15
Water threatens the road fill area along Highway T71 just north of the river. Water also threatens the bridge 1000 feet north which spans the overflow area.
14
Water backs up in nearby basements.
13.5
Lowland areas are completely flooded.
12
Some lowland flooding occurs.
10.5
Low lying areas are affected.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 20.82 ft on 06/10/2008
(2) 18.45 ft on 07/29/1990
(3) 17.28 ft on 06/27/1951
(4) 16.73 ft on 04/01/1993
(5) 16.50 ft on 07/10/1969
(6) 16.09 ft on 05/17/1999
(7) 15.91 ft on 04/07/1965
(8) 15.72 ft on 07/01/1969
(9) 15.52 ft on 05/20/1991
(10) 15.40 ft on 03/27/1961
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.71 ft on 05/05/2012
(2) 11.06 ft on 06/24/2011
(3) 11.11 ft on 06/18/2011
(4) 11.24 ft on 05/29/2011
(5) 11.39 ft on 04/29/2011
(6) 11.18 ft on 03/26/2011
(7) 13.04 ft on 02/23/2011
(8) 12.79 ft on 07/26/2010
(9) 14.97 ft on 06/26/2010
(10) 11.45 ft on 06/15/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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