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Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:59AM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:18PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.66 ft at 1:03PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 1:26PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.72 ft at 1:41PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.76 ft at 1:56PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.81 ft at 2:10PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.86 ft at 2:23PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.9 ft at 2:38PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.92 ft at 3:01PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.95 ft at 3:20PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:48PM May 15, 2019Observed: 2 ft at 4:27PM May 15, 2019Observed: 2.03 ft at 4:42PM May 15, 2019Observed: 2.07 ft at 4:57PM May 15, 2019Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:12PM May 15, 2019Observed: 2.14 ft at 5:27PM May 15, 2019Observed: 2.17 ft at 5:49PM May 15, 2019Observed: 2.14 ft at 6:26PM May 15, 2019Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:41PM May 15, 2019Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:56PM May 15, 2019Observed: 2.04 ft at 7:11PM May 15, 2019Observed: 2 ft at 7:26PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:32PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.88 ft at 7:36PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.78 ft at 7:44PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.73 ft at 7:49PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 7:56PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 8:06PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:59PM May 15, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:16AM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:53AM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 9:20AM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.71 ft at 9:43AM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.74 ft at 10:11AM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.76 ft at 10:47AM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.77 ft at 10:59AM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.8 ft at 11:22AM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:45AM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.84 ft at 12:04PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.87 ft at 12:21PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.89 ft at 12:49PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.92 ft at 1:07PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.94 ft at 1:22PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:37PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.99 ft at 1:53PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.02 ft at 2:08PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.06 ft at 2:23PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.11 ft at 2:34PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.16 ft at 2:48PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.21 ft at 3:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.25 ft at 3:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.22 ft at 3:42PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.17 ft at 3:47PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:54PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.14 ft at 4:09PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.19 ft at 4:18PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.24 ft at 4:25PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.29 ft at 4:40PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.34 ft at 4:50PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.37 ft at 5:05PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.4 ft at 5:37PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.42 ft at 6:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.39 ft at 6:20PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.29 ft at 6:35PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.23 ft at 6:42PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.17 ft at 6:48PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:52PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.06 ft at 6:57PM May 16, 2019Observed: 2.01 ft at 7:03PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.96 ft at 7:09PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.91 ft at 7:18PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.86 ft at 7:26PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:36PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.76 ft at 7:49PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.74 ft at 8:04PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:13PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.7 ft at 9:22PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.72 ft at 10:38PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.74 ft at 10:59PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.71 ft at 11:27PM May 16, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 12:03AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.71 ft at 12:38AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.74 ft at 1:06AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 2:12AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.71 ft at 3:46AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.74 ft at 4:16AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.79 ft at 4:23AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.84 ft at 4:36AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.89 ft at 4:47AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:02AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:28AM May 17, 2019Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:43AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.02 ft at 5:58AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.04 ft at 6:17AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.07 ft at 8:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.16 ft at 8:24AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.21 ft at 8:34AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.25 ft at 8:47AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.3 ft at 9:01AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.36 ft at 9:14AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.4 ft at 9:26AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.46 ft at 9:37AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.5 ft at 9:49AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.55 ft at 10:01AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.59 ft at 10:16AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:31AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 10:50AM May 17, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 10:59AM May 17, 2019Highest Observation: 35.81 ft at 12:36PM May 17, 2019Observed: 34.99 ft at 1:39PM May 17, 2019Observed: 34.08 ft at 2:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 33.25 ft at 3:11PM May 17, 2019Observed: 32.34 ft at 3:47PM May 17, 2019Observed: 31.51 ft at 4:20PM May 17, 2019Observed: 30.61 ft at 4:51PM May 17, 2019Observed: 29.78 ft at 5:19PM May 17, 2019Observed: 28.95 ft at 5:44PM May 17, 2019Observed: 28.13 ft at 6:11PM May 17, 2019Observed: 27.22 ft at 6:43PM May 17, 2019Observed: 26.39 ft at 7:12PM May 17, 2019Observed: 25.56 ft at 7:41PM May 17, 2019Observed: 24.74 ft at 8:17PM May 17, 2019Observed: 23.91 ft at 8:56PM May 17, 2019Observed: 23.08 ft at 9:40PM May 17, 2019Observed: 22.26 ft at 10:07PM May 17, 2019Observed: 21.43 ft at 10:53PM May 17, 2019Observed: 21.35 ft at 10:59PM May 17, 2019Observed: 20.52 ft at 11:57PM May 17, 2019Observed: 19.69 ft at 12:54AM May 18, 2019Observed: 18.87 ft at 1:58AM May 18, 2019Observed: 18.04 ft at 3:13AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.21 ft at 4:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 16.39 ft at 6:19AM May 18, 2019Observed: 15.56 ft at 7:59AM May 18, 2019Observed: 14.73 ft at 9:13AM May 18, 2019Observed: 13.99 ft at 10:59AM May 18, 2019Observed: 13.16 ft at 1:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 12.33 ft at 3:18PM May 18, 2019Observed: 11.51 ft at 9:10PM May 18, 2019Observed: 11.84 ft at 10:59PM May 18, 2019Observed: 12.67 ft at 11:27PM May 18, 2019Observed: 13.49 ft at 11:53PM May 18, 2019Observed: 14.32 ft at 12:59AM May 19, 2019Observed: 15.15 ft at 5:15AM May 19, 2019City of Des Moines, IAWCBI4(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (10:32AM May 19, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 15.15 ft at 5:15 AM CDT 19-May-2019. Flood Stage is 9 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 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.

Low Water Records
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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