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North Walnut Creek (Central IA) at Urbandale 92nd Dr Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 3.87 ft at 2:13AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 3.85 ft at 9:19AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 3.79 ft at 9:45AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 3.73 ft at 9:55AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:29AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 3.62 ft at 11:06AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 3.56 ft at 12:23PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 3.51 ft at 1:51PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 3.45 ft at 5:36PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 3.45 ft at 6:15PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 3.39 ft at 1:37AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.4 ft at 6:13AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.35 ft at 11:25AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.29 ft at 11:37AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.24 ft at 11:49AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.18 ft at 12:06PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.12 ft at 12:24PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.07 ft at 1:06PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.01 ft at 1:36PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:10PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.01 ft at 4:37PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.07 ft at 5:20PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.11 ft at 6:11PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.11 ft at 6:09AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 3.17 ft at 7:32AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 3.11 ft at 10:08AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 3.05 ft at 10:18AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 3 ft at 10:24AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.94 ft at 10:33AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:52AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.82 ft at 11:20AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 11:37AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:51PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.65 ft at 1:37PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:58PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 4:34PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.82 ft at 5:06PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:32PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:07PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.99 ft at 6:45PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 3.04 ft at 7:43PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 3.1 ft at 12:22AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 3.11 ft at 6:05AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 3.05 ft at 1:37PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 3.09 ft at 6:03PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 3.14 ft at 10:47PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 3.2 ft at 1:47AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 3.25 ft at 6:01AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 3.19 ft at 10:46AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 3.13 ft at 11:34AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 3.08 ft at 12:09PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:02PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 2.96 ft at 2:16PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 2.98 ft at 5:59PM Dec 02, 2023City of Des Moines, IAUBNI4(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (2:03AM Dec 3, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.98 ft at 5:59 PM CST 2-Dec-2023.
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the North Walnut Creek (Central IA) at Urbandale 92nd Dr. Only observed stages are available for this point.

More information on datums is available at www.ngs.noaa.gov/faq.shtml

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Latitude: 41.631828° N, Longitude: 93.744863° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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