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Cedar River at Charles City Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 2:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.28 ft at 2:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 2:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 2:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 3:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.28 ft at 3:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.28 ft at 3:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 3:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 4:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.28 ft at 4:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 4:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 4:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.25 ft at 5:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 5:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.25 ft at 6:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 6:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.25 ft at 6:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.25 ft at 6:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.24 ft at 7:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.24 ft at 7:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 7:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 7:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 8:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 8:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 8:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.21 ft at 8:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 9:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.21 ft at 9:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.21 ft at 9:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.19 ft at 9:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.17 ft at 10:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.19 ft at 10:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.17 ft at 10:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.17 ft at 10:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.14 ft at 11:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.13 ft at 11:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.12 ft at 11:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.12 ft at 11:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.09 ft at 12:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.1 ft at 1:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.08 ft at 1:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.1 ft at 1:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.09 ft at 1:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.07 ft at 2:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.07 ft at 2:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.07 ft at 2:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.08 ft at 2:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.05 ft at 3:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.07 ft at 3:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.06 ft at 3:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.05 ft at 3:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.06 ft at 4:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.05 ft at 4:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.05 ft at 4:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.08 ft at 4:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.06 ft at 5:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.05 ft at 5:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.07 ft at 5:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.07 ft at 5:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.06 ft at 6:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.07 ft at 6:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.07 ft at 6:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.06 ft at 6:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.08 ft at 7:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.08 ft at 7:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.08 ft at 7:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.09 ft at 7:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.11 ft at 8:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.1 ft at 8:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.11 ft at 8:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.11 ft at 8:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.13 ft at 9:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.13 ft at 9:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.12 ft at 9:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.12 ft at 9:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.13 ft at 10:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.15 ft at 10:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.17 ft at 11:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.18 ft at 11:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.19 ft at 11:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.2 ft at 11:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.2 ft at 12:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 12:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.24 ft at 12:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.23 ft at 12:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.24 ft at 1:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.24 ft at 1:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.25 ft at 1:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 2:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 2:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.29 ft at 2:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.28 ft at 2:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.3 ft at 3:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.28 ft at 3:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.31 ft at 3:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.3 ft at 3:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.32 ft at 4:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.3 ft at 4:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 4:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 4:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.32 ft at 5:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.34 ft at 5:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.37 ft at 6:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.37 ft at 6:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.35 ft at 6:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.35 ft at 6:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.36 ft at 7:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.37 ft at 7:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.37 ft at 7:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.35 ft at 7:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.37 ft at 8:00PM May 25, 2024Highest Observation: 6.39 ft at 8:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.38 ft at 8:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.38 ft at 8:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.38 ft at 9:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.37 ft at 9:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.35 ft at 9:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.36 ft at 9:45PM May 25, 2024Highest Observation: 6.39 ft at 10:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.37 ft at 10:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.38 ft at 10:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.38 ft at 11:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.34 ft at 11:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.35 ft at 11:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.35 ft at 11:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 12:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.36 ft at 12:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.35 ft at 12:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.34 ft at 12:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.34 ft at 1:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.35 ft at 1:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.34 ft at 1:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 1:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 2:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.35 ft at 2:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 2:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.34 ft at 2:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.32 ft at 3:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 3:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.32 ft at 3:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 3:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.32 ft at 4:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.34 ft at 4:15AM May 26, 2024Highest Observation: 6.39 ft at 4:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.38 ft at 4:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.38 ft at 5:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.38 ft at 5:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.38 ft at 5:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.36 ft at 5:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.3 ft at 6:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.31 ft at 6:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.29 ft at 7:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.29 ft at 7:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.28 ft at 7:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.29 ft at 7:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 8:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.27 ft at 8:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 8:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.25 ft at 8:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.26 ft at 9:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.25 ft at 9:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.24 ft at 9:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.24 ft at 9:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.23 ft at 10:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.23 ft at 10:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.2 ft at 10:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 11:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.22 ft at 11:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.21 ft at 11:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.19 ft at 11:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.18 ft at 12:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.16 ft at 12:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.17 ft at 12:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.17 ft at 12:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.15 ft at 1:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.13 ft at 1:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.14 ft at 1:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.13 ft at 1:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.12 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.12 ft at 2:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.1 ft at 3:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.08 ft at 3:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.09 ft at 3:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.08 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.08 ft at 4:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.07 ft at 4:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.06 ft at 4:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.05 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.05 ft at 5:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.05 ft at 5:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.03 ft at 5:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.02 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.02 ft at 6:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.02 ft at 6:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6 ft at 6:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.01 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6.01 ft at 7:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 6 ft at 7:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.99 ft at 7:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.99 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.97 ft at 8:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.97 ft at 8:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.97 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.94 ft at 9:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.95 ft at 9:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.94 ft at 9:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.93 ft at 10:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.89 ft at 10:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.89 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.88 ft at 11:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.85 ft at 11:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.85 ft at 11:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 5.85 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.83 ft at 12:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.83 ft at 12:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 12:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.82 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.81 ft at 1:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 1:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 1:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.8 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 2:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 2:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.79 ft at 2:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 3:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 3:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 4:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 4:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 4:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 4:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 5:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 5:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.77 ft at 5:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 5:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 6:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 6:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 7:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 7:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 7:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 7:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 8:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.76 ft at 8:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.75 ft at 8:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 8:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.74 ft at 9:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 9:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.73 ft at 9:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 9:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 10:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 10:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.72 ft at 10:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 10:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 11:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 11:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 11:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.71 ft at 11:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.68 ft at 12:00PM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.7 ft at 12:15PM May 27, 2024Observed: 5.69 ft at 12:30PM May 27, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCCYI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:30PM May 27, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.69 ft at 12:30 PM CDT 27-May-2024. Flood Stage is 12 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 Cedar River at Charles City 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: 15
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.33 ft on 06/09/2008
(2) 22.81 ft on 07/21/1999
(3) 21.64 ft on 03/02/1965
(4) 21.60 ft on 03/27/1961
(5) 21.44 ft on 08/16/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.44 ft on 02/28/2023
(2) 9.24 ft on 04/14/2022
(3) 16.27 ft on 08/29/2021
(4) 11.92 ft on 03/10/2020
(5) 15.79 ft on 03/16/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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22.5 East of 700 Riverside Drive is under water. The public parking lot south of City Hall begins to flood.
21.5 Clark Street at Brantingham Street begins to flood. The Chautauqua Avenue lift station wet well requires sandbagging. Fire Department, City Shed, and Park Department are all evacuated.
21 Highway 218 and Brantinham at South Grand Avenue begins to flood.
20 Clark Street at Leland Street and Court Street at South Illinois Street begins to flood.
19.5 Riverside Drive at North Iowa and Joslin streets begins to flood. Chautauqua Avenue begins to flood with sandbagging required.
19 Brackett Street and Riverside Drive at North Johnson street are flooded. The Lions Field cottages are threatened and Highway 18 begins to flood.
18 Fourth Street at South Grand Avenue begins to flood. East Riverside Drive at Brantingham Streets are closed. Sandbag efforts begin along Chautauqua Avenue.
17.5 Riverside Drive at St. Marys Street begins to flood.
17 Residences south of Riverside Drive may be flooded.
15 Leland Avenue and Park Drive at 19th Avenue begins to flood.
14 Bracket Street begins to flood and is closed.
12 Barricading of streets begins, and the intersection of Riverside and North Illinois Streets may be flooded. Cable pedestrian bridge is closed.
Photos
(1) Upstream View from Memorial Park, November 30th, 2023, Stage = 2.07ft
(2) Downstream View from Memorial Park, November 30th, 2023, Stage = 2.07ft
(3) Downstream view at Charles City, June 15th, 2012, Stage = 2.22 ft
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Latitude: 43.062200° N, Longitude: 92.673900° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 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 973.15 ft 985.15 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 973.02 ft 985.02 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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