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

West Fork Cedar River

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at Finchford
Flood Stage: 17 Feet
Latest Stage: 7.57
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the West Fork Cedar River at Finchford

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NWS Des Moines, IA.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:20
Moderate Flood Stage:18
Flood Stage:17
Action Stage:12

Historical 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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