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Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.69 ft at 8:23AM Feb 21, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 9:59AM Feb 21, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 5:20PM Feb 21, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 6:48PM Feb 21, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 7:29PM Feb 21, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 8:12PM Feb 21, 2021Observed: 1.62 ft at 9:00PM Feb 21, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:59PM Feb 21, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:12AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 1:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 1:57AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:11AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:26AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:59AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:51AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 12:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 1:24PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:53PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:47PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 7:27PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:59PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:59AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 1:43PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2 ft at 1:49PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.19 ft at 1:54PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.25 ft at 1:57PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.3 ft at 2:00PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.41 ft at 2:08PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.46 ft at 2:13PM Feb 23, 2021Highest Observation: 2.51 ft at 2:21PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.48 ft at 2:59PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.45 ft at 3:14PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.41 ft at 3:29PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.37 ft at 3:44PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.34 ft at 3:59PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.31 ft at 4:14PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.28 ft at 4:29PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.25 ft at 4:44PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.23 ft at 5:01PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.2 ft at 5:20PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.18 ft at 5:41PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.15 ft at 6:05PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.13 ft at 6:41PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:59PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.06 ft at 9:59PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.04 ft at 10:58PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 2.01 ft at 1:20AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.04 ft at 8:11AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.06 ft at 9:33AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.07 ft at 9:59AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:32AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.12 ft at 11:07AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.14 ft at 11:41AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.17 ft at 12:15PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.14 ft at 1:31PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.12 ft at 1:59PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:37PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.07 ft at 3:19PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.05 ft at 3:49PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 2.02 ft at 4:10PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:19PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1.92 ft at 4:27PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1.86 ft at 4:33PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:39PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 4:46PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 5:01PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:10PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:25PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:59PM Feb 24, 2021City of Des Moines, IAWCBI4(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (6:32AM Feb 25, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.61 ft at 9:59 PM CST 24-Feb-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.

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
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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