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Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.65 ft at 2:58PM Mar 01, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:08PM Mar 01, 2021Observed: 1.62 ft at 9:59PM Mar 01, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:24PM Mar 01, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 10:42PM Mar 01, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 10:57PM Mar 01, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 11:12PM Mar 01, 2021Observed: 1.77 ft at 11:27PM Mar 01, 2021Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:41PM Mar 01, 2021Observed: 1.87 ft at 11:54PM Mar 01, 2021Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:04AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:14AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.02 ft at 12:23AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.07 ft at 12:30AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.12 ft at 12:36AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.17 ft at 12:42AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.23 ft at 12:47AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.28 ft at 12:52AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.33 ft at 12:58AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.38 ft at 1:02AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.44 ft at 1:07AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:13AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.55 ft at 1:18AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.6 ft at 1:22AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.66 ft at 1:26AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:33AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:39AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.93 ft at 1:43AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.03 ft at 1:49AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.09 ft at 1:53AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.15 ft at 1:57AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.26 ft at 2:04AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.32 ft at 2:08AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.37 ft at 2:12AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.42 ft at 2:16AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.47 ft at 2:20AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.52 ft at 2:25AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:31AM Mar 02, 2021Highest Observation: 3.64 ft at 2:35AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.61 ft at 2:50AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 3:05AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:20AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.49 ft at 3:33AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.44 ft at 3:47AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.41 ft at 4:02AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.37 ft at 4:17AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.33 ft at 4:32AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.29 ft at 4:47AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.26 ft at 5:02AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.23 ft at 5:17AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 6:01AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.17 ft at 6:16AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.14 ft at 6:31AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.11 ft at 6:46AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.08 ft at 7:03AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.06 ft at 7:19AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 3.02 ft at 7:34AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.98 ft at 7:49AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.93 ft at 8:04AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.89 ft at 8:19AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.85 ft at 8:34AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.8 ft at 8:49AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:04AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 9:19AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.68 ft at 9:34AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:49AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:59AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.57 ft at 10:14AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.54 ft at 10:29AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.5 ft at 10:44AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.46 ft at 10:59AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.43 ft at 11:14AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.37 ft at 11:25AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.32 ft at 11:36AM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.3 ft at 12:05PM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.27 ft at 12:20PM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.25 ft at 12:36PM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.13 ft at 12:43PM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 2.06 ft at 12:46PM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 1.89 ft at 12:54PM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 1.84 ft at 12:56PM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 1:04PM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:12PM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:27PM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:59PM Mar 02, 2021Observed: 1.62 ft at 9:59AM Mar 03, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:59PM Mar 03, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:58AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:30AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 5:53AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 6:08AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 6:23AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:33AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.86 ft at 6:44AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.91 ft at 6:54AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 7:01AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.02 ft at 7:08AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.07 ft at 7:15AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.12 ft at 7:21AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.17 ft at 7:29AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.22 ft at 7:36AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.27 ft at 7:46AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.31 ft at 8:01AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.28 ft at 8:30AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.26 ft at 8:45AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.23 ft at 9:00AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.19 ft at 9:15AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.16 ft at 9:30AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.12 ft at 9:45AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:59AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.05 ft at 10:14AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:29AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.99 ft at 10:44AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 10:59AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:14AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.9 ft at 11:29AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.88 ft at 11:44AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.85 ft at 11:59AM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.83 ft at 12:16PM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:34PM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.78 ft at 12:51PM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 1:12PM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 1:31PM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:51PM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:10PM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:25PM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 2:44PM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.62 ft at 9:59PM Mar 04, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 6:11AM Mar 05, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 6:35AM Mar 05, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 6:53AM Mar 05, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 7:09AM Mar 05, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 7:24AM Mar 05, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 9:04AM Mar 05, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 9:38AM Mar 05, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 9:59AM Mar 05, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:45AM Mar 05, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:14PM Mar 05, 2021City of Des Moines, IAWCBI4(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (1:33PM Mar 5, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.64 ft at 12:14 PM CST 5-Mar-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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Currently none available.

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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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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
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