NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.
NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.
Forecasts for the English River at Kalona are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
Water affects Highway 1 north of the bridge.
Water is at the bottom of the County Road W38 bridge.
Flood Categories (in feet)
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Moderate Flood Stage:
Historical Crests (1) 22.60 ft on 04/19/2013 (2) 22.55 ft on 07/06/1993 (3) 21.45 ft on 09/21/1965 (4) 21.06 ft on 05/11/1996 (5) 20.17 ft on 05/18/1974 (6) 20.06 ft on 06/18/1990 (7) 19.97 ft on 04/30/1974 (8) 19.90 ft on 06/30/1930 (9) 19.89 ft on 03/31/1960 (10) 19.74 ft on 01/07/1946 Show More Historical Crests
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