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Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.72 ft at 12:18PM Jan 13, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 10:00PM Jan 13, 2021Highest Observation: 1.74 ft at 7:50AM Jan 14, 2021Highest Observation: 1.74 ft at 10:00AM Jan 14, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 10:00PM Jan 14, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 10:00AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 10:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 6:08AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 10:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 10:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 10:00AM Jan 17, 2021City of Des Moines, IAWCBI4(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (10:33AM Jan 17, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.69 ft at 10:00 AM CST 17-Jan-2021. Flood Stage is 9 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.34 ft on 07/09/1993
(2) 12.74 ft on 08/29/1993
(3) 11.37 ft on 06/16/1990
(4) 10.42 ft on 06/10/1991
(5) 10.16 ft on 05/24/1996
(6) 9.37 ft on 07/13/1993
(7) 9.30 ft on 03/13/1990
(8) 9.07 ft on 03/20/1993
(9) 9.04 ft on 06/15/1991
(10) 9.03 ft on 09/25/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.16 ft on 05/24/1996
(2) 8.70 ft on 05/10/1996
(3) 6.37 ft on 05/09/1995
(4) 4.21 ft on 03/04/1994
(5) 9.03 ft on 09/25/1993
(6) 12.74 ft on 08/29/1993
(7) 9.37 ft on 07/13/1993
(8) 13.34 ft on 07/09/1993
(9) 9.07 ft on 03/20/1993
(10) 4.92 ft on 07/25/1992
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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16.5 Water flows over Northwest 156th Street bridge.
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Latitude: 41.651667° N, Longitude: 93.833333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 9 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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