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West Fork Des Moines River at Emmetsburg Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 0.3 ft at 1:45PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.31 ft at 2:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.3 ft at 2:15PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.31 ft at 2:30PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 2:45PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 3:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.33 ft at 3:15PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.33 ft at 3:30PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.33 ft at 3:45PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.33 ft at 4:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.33 ft at 4:15PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 4:30PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.31 ft at 4:45PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.29 ft at 5:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.28 ft at 5:15PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.27 ft at 5:30PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 5:45PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 6:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 6:15PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 6:30PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 6:45PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 7:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 7:15PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 7:30PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 7:45PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 8:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 8:15PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 8:30PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 8:45PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 9:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 9:15PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 9:30PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 9:45PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 10:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 10:15PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 10:30PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 10:45PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 11:00PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 11:15PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 11:30PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 11:45PM Nov 24, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 12:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 12:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 12:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 12:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 1:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 1:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 1:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 1:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 2:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 2:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 2:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 2:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 3:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 3:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 3:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 3:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 4:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 4:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 4:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 4:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 5:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 5:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 5:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 5:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 6:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 6:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 6:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 6:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 7:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 7:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 7:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 7:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 8:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 8:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 8:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 8:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 9:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 9:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 9:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 9:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 10:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 10:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 10:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 10:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 11:00AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 11:15AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 11:30AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 11:45AM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 12:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 12:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 12:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 12:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 1:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 1:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 1:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 1:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 2:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 2:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 2:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 2:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 3:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 3:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 3:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 3:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 4:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 4:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 4:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 4:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 5:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 5:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 5:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 5:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 6:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 6:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 6:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 6:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 7:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 7:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 7:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 7:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 8:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 8:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 8:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 8:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 9:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 9:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 9:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 9:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 10:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 10:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 10:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 10:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 11:00PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 11:15PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 11:30PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 11:45PM Nov 25, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 12:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 12:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 12:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 12:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 1:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 1:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 1:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 1:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 2:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 2:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 2:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 2:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 3:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 3:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 3:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 3:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 4:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 4:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 4:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 4:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 5:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 5:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 5:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 5:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 6:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 6:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 6:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 6:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.1 ft at 9:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.1 ft at 9:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.1 ft at 9:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.09 ft at 9:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.09 ft at 10:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.09 ft at 10:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.09 ft at 10:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.1 ft at 10:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.1 ft at 11:00AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.1 ft at 11:15AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:30AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 11:45AM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 12:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 12:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 12:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 12:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 1:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 1:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 1:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 1:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 2:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 2:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 2:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 2:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 3:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 3:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 3:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 3:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 4:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 4:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 4:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 4:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 5:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 5:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 5:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 5:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 6:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 6:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 6:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 6:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 7:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 7:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 7:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 7:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 8:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 8:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 8:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 8:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 9:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 9:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 9:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 9:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 10:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 10:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 10:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 10:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 11:00PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 11:15PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 11:30PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 11:45PM Nov 26, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 12:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 12:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 12:30AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 12:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 1:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 1:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 1:30AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 1:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 2:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 2:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 2:30AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 2:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 3:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 3:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 3:30AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 3:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 4:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 4:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 4:30AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.27 ft at 4:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.27 ft at 5:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.29 ft at 5:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.29 ft at 5:30AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.3 ft at 5:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.31 ft at 6:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.31 ft at 6:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 6:30AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 6:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 7:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.31 ft at 7:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 7:30AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 7:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 8:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 8:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.33 ft at 8:30AM Nov 27, 2023Highest Observation: 0.34 ft at 8:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.29 ft at 9:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 9:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 9:30AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 9:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 10:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 10:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 10:30AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 10:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 11:00AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 11:15AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 11:30AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 11:45AM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 12:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 12:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 12:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.27 ft at 12:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.29 ft at 1:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.3 ft at 1:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.31 ft at 1:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 1:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.33 ft at 2:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 2:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 2:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.32 ft at 2:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.31 ft at 3:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.31 ft at 3:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.3 ft at 3:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.3 ft at 3:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.28 ft at 4:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.28 ft at 4:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.27 ft at 4:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 4:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 5:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 5:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 5:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 5:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 6:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 6:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 6:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 6:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 7:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 7:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 7:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 7:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 8:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 8:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 8:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 8:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 9:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 9:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 9:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 9:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 10:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 10:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 10:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 10:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:00PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:15PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 11:30PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 11:45PM Nov 27, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 12:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 12:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.12 ft at 12:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 12:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 1:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 1:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.13 ft at 1:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 1:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 2:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 2:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.14 ft at 2:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 2:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.15 ft at 3:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 3:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 3:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 3:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 4:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 4:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.16 ft at 4:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 4:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 5:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 5:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 5:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 5:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 6:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.17 ft at 6:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 6:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 6:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 7:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 7:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 7:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 7:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 8:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 8:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.18 ft at 8:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 8:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 9:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 9:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.19 ft at 9:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 9:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 10:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 10:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 10:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 10:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 11:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 11:15AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 11:30AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 11:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 12:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 12:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 12:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 12:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 1:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 1:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 1:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 1:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 2:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 2:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 2:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 2:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.27 ft at 3:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.27 ft at 3:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.27 ft at 3:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.27 ft at 3:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 4:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 4:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 4:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.26 ft at 4:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 5:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.25 ft at 5:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 5:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 5:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 6:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 6:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 6:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 6:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 7:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 7:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 7:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 7:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 8:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 8:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 8:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 8:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 9:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 9:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 9:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 9:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 10:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 10:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 10:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 10:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 11:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 11:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 11:30PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 11:45PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 12:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 12:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 12:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 12:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 1:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 1:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 1:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 1:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 2:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 2:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 2:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 2:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 3:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 3:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 3:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 3:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 4:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 4:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 4:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 4:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 5:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.24 ft at 5:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 5:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 5:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 6:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 6:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.23 ft at 6:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 6:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 7:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 7:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 7:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 7:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 8:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 8:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.22 ft at 8:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 8:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 9:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 9:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 9:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 9:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 10:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 10:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 10:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 10:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 11:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 11:15AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 11:30AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.2 ft at 11:45AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 12:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 0.21 ft at 12:15PM Nov 29, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesEMTI4(plotting HGIRV) Graph Created (1:33PM Nov 29, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.21 ft at 12:15 PM CST 29-Nov-2023. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.44 ft on 03/25/2019
(2) 13.26 ft on 07/10/2018
(3) 12.33 ft on 06/20/2014
(4) 9.77 ft on 05/02/2016
(5) 8.57 ft on 05/22/2017
(6) 7.68 ft on 06/24/2013
(7) 7.40 ft on 06/05/2012
(8) 4.47 ft on 08/20/2015
(9) 2.70 ft on 03/29/2021
(10) 0.00 ft on 03/11/2020

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 2.70 ft on 03/29/2021
(2) 0.00 ft on 03/11/2020
(3) 13.44 ft on 03/25/2019
(4) 13.26 ft on 07/10/2018
(5) 8.57 ft on 05/22/2017
(6) 9.77 ft on 05/02/2016
(7) 4.47 ft on 08/20/2015
(8) 12.33 ft on 06/20/2014
(9) 7.68 ft on 06/24/2013
(10) 7.40 ft on 06/05/2012

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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14.5 US 18 is closed.
14 Sandbagging operations occur for businesses along US 18 on the west side of town in and near the flood plain.
13.5 US 18 west of Emmetsburg is threatened. Sandbagging operations may occur for the sewer plant and wells. Northern Natural Gas distribution plant is also threatened.
13 Closure of Iowa 4 is likely. Some of the airport runways are threatened. Water flows into Boggess gravel pits.
12.5 Osgood Road floods.
12 Water reaches sections of Iowa 4 south of Emmetsburg. The road to the rendering plant is closed.
11.5 Southern portions of the airport field are affected including approaches to the primary runway. Grass airstrips are affected near hangars along the east side of the airfield.
11 Iowa 4 is threatened in areas near the river overpass. The road to the rendering plant is threatened and the road to the sanitary landfill area is closed.
10 Water affects the flood plain. The access road to the sanitary landfill area is threatened.
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Latitude: 43.126472° N, Longitude: 94.707222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 1196.29 ft 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
Other Not Available Not Available  

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