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Upper Iowa River at Bluffton Stage (ft)Observed: 3.21 ft at 10:45AM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:00AM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:15AM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:30AM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:45AM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.21 ft at 12:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.21 ft at 12:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.21 ft at 1:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.21 ft at 1:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.21 ft at 1:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.2 ft at 1:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.2 ft at 2:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.2 ft at 2:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.2 ft at 2:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.19 ft at 2:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.19 ft at 3:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.19 ft at 3:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.19 ft at 3:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.19 ft at 3:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.19 ft at 4:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.22 ft at 4:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.24 ft at 4:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.24 ft at 4:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.24 ft at 5:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.25 ft at 5:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.25 ft at 5:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.26 ft at 5:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.25 ft at 6:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.25 ft at 6:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.25 ft at 6:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.25 ft at 6:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.25 ft at 7:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.26 ft at 7:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.26 ft at 7:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.26 ft at 7:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.27 ft at 8:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.27 ft at 8:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.27 ft at 8:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.28 ft at 8:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.28 ft at 9:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.29 ft at 9:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.29 ft at 9:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.29 ft at 9:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.3 ft at 10:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.3 ft at 10:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.31 ft at 10:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.33 ft at 10:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.35 ft at 11:00PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.37 ft at 11:15PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.38 ft at 11:30PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.39 ft at 11:45PM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.41 ft at 12:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.41 ft at 12:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.41 ft at 12:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 1:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 1:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 1:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 1:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 2:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 2:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 2:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 2:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 3:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 3:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 3:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 3:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 4:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 4:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.43 ft at 4:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.43 ft at 4:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.43 ft at 5:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.43 ft at 5:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.44 ft at 5:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.44 ft at 5:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.44 ft at 6:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.45 ft at 6:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.45 ft at 6:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.45 ft at 6:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.46 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.46 ft at 7:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.47 ft at 7:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.47 ft at 7:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.48 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.48 ft at 8:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.48 ft at 8:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.48 ft at 8:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 9:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 9:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 9:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 10:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 11:15AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 11:30AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 11:45AM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 12:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 12:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 5:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 5:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 5:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 6:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 6:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 6:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 7:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 7:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 7:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 7:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 8:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 8:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 8:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 8:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:15PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:30PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:45PM Apr 17, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 12:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 2:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 3:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 3:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.63 ft at 3:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.65 ft at 4:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.67 ft at 4:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.69 ft at 4:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.71 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.72 ft at 5:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.73 ft at 5:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.74 ft at 5:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.75 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.76 ft at 6:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.78 ft at 6:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.79 ft at 6:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.8 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.81 ft at 7:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.82 ft at 7:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.83 ft at 7:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.83 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.84 ft at 8:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.85 ft at 8:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.85 ft at 8:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.87 ft at 9:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.87 ft at 9:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.88 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.88 ft at 10:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.89 ft at 10:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.89 ft at 10:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.89 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.9 ft at 11:15AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.9 ft at 11:30AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.91 ft at 11:45AM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.91 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.92 ft at 12:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.93 ft at 12:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.93 ft at 12:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.93 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.95 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.95 ft at 2:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.95 ft at 2:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.96 ft at 2:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.96 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.96 ft at 3:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.97 ft at 3:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.97 ft at 3:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.97 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.97 ft at 4:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.98 ft at 4:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.98 ft at 4:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.98 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.99 ft at 5:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.99 ft at 5:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.99 ft at 5:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.99 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.99 ft at 6:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.99 ft at 6:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.99 ft at 6:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.99 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.99 ft at 7:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 3.99 ft at 7:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 7:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 8:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 8:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 8:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 8:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 9:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 9:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 9:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 9:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 10:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 10:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 10:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4 ft at 10:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 11:00PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 11:15PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 11:30PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 11:45PM Apr 18, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 12:00AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 12:15AM Apr 19, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 12:30AM Apr 19, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 12:45AM Apr 19, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 1:00AM Apr 19, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 1:15AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 1:30AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 1:45AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 2:00AM Apr 19, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 2:15AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 2:30AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 2:45AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 3:00AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 3:15AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 3:30AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 3:45AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 4:00AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 4:15AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 4:30AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 4:45AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 5:00AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 5:15AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 5:30AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 5:45AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 6:00AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 6:15AM Apr 19, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 6:30AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 6:45AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 7:00AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 7:15AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 7:30AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 7:45AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 8:00AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 8:15AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 8:30AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 8:45AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 9:00AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 9:15AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 9:30AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Observation: 4.02 ft at 9:45AM Apr 19, 2024Observed: 4.01 ft at 10:15AM Apr 19, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBLFI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:30AM Apr 19, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.01 ft at 10:15 AM CDT 19-Apr-2024. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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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: Forecasts for the Upper Iowa River at Bluffton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.49 ft on 06/09/2008
(2) 14.41 ft on 08/24/2016
(3) 14.11 ft on 06/10/2018
(4) 13.56 ft on 06/23/2013
(5) 12.66 ft on 08/22/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.23 ft on 07/24/2022
(2) 12.55 ft on 08/29/2021
(3) 9.13 ft on 06/10/2020
(4) 14.11 ft on 06/10/2018
(5) 10.54 ft on 02/22/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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14.2 Water goes over the road near Bluffton's Lower Access Canoe Landing.
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(1) Upstream view at Bluffton, September 22nd, 2011, Stage = 3.99 ft
(2) Downstream view at Bluffton, September 22nd, 2011, Stage = 3.99 ft
(3) Upstream view at Bluffton Rd Bridge, November 30th, 2023, Stage = 3.01ft
(4) Downstream view at Bluffton Rd Bridge, November 30th, 2023, Stage = 3.01ft
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Latitude: 43.406900° N, Longitude: 91.899000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
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NWS stage 0 ft 14 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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Elevation
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Elevation information source
NAVD88 944.65 ft 958.65 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 945.5 ft 959.5 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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