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Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:32PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:54PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 7:13PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 1.71 ft at 7:28PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 1.82 ft at 7:49PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 1.86 ft at 7:56PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:12PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.02 ft at 8:25PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.07 ft at 8:30PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.12 ft at 8:37PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.17 ft at 8:45PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.22 ft at 8:50PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.27 ft at 8:55PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.32 ft at 9:00PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.42 ft at 9:08PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.48 ft at 9:12PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.59 ft at 9:19PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:22PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:29PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.82 ft at 9:32PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.92 ft at 9:38PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:41PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:47PM Dec 01, 2019Highest Observation: 3.05 ft at 10:00PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 3 ft at 10:15PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.95 ft at 10:20PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.9 ft at 10:26PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.85 ft at 10:33PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.8 ft at 10:41PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.82 ft at 11:09PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.85 ft at 11:24PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.9 ft at 11:31PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:50PM Dec 01, 2019Observed: 2.91 ft at 12:20AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:28AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:37AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:52AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.99 ft at 1:07AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:37AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.93 ft at 1:52AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:47AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:12AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.86 ft at 3:39AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.84 ft at 4:01AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.81 ft at 4:16AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:44AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.76 ft at 4:59AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.73 ft at 5:16AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.71 ft at 5:42AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:00AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:18AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:33AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.61 ft at 6:48AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 7:03AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 7:18AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 8:23AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 8:38AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 8:53AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:07AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 9:24AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:39AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:48AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.81 ft at 10:00AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.85 ft at 10:15AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.89 ft at 10:30AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.91 ft at 10:45AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:00AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.9 ft at 11:15AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:31AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.82 ft at 11:38AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:43AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:56AM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.69 ft at 12:11PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:26PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.6 ft at 12:33PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 12:53PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.53 ft at 12:59PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:10PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.43 ft at 1:15PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.37 ft at 1:21PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.35 ft at 1:38PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.29 ft at 1:47PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.24 ft at 1:55PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.19 ft at 2:06PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.14 ft at 2:17PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:27PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.04 ft at 2:37PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:46PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 1.94 ft at 2:55PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 1.89 ft at 3:06PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:33PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 1.83 ft at 5:26PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 1.88 ft at 5:41PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:48PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:52PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.1 ft at 5:59PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.16 ft at 6:02PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.27 ft at 6:09PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.33 ft at 6:13PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.38 ft at 6:17PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.44 ft at 6:22PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:27PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.54 ft at 6:33PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.58 ft at 6:48PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 7:28PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.51 ft at 7:40PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.46 ft at 7:55PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.44 ft at 8:13PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.42 ft at 10:00PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.4 ft at 10:29PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:44PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.32 ft at 10:59PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.29 ft at 11:14PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.24 ft at 11:29PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.19 ft at 11:44PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.14 ft at 11:59PM Dec 02, 2019Observed: 2.11 ft at 12:14AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 2.08 ft at 12:29AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 2.05 ft at 12:45AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 2.03 ft at 1:11AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 2.05 ft at 1:35AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:50AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 2.06 ft at 2:15AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 2.01 ft at 2:26AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:41AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.92 ft at 2:56AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.89 ft at 3:11AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.86 ft at 3:26AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.84 ft at 3:41AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.82 ft at 3:56AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.79 ft at 4:14AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.77 ft at 4:34AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.74 ft at 4:53AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.72 ft at 5:19AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 5:58AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 6:49AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:51AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:00AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 10:27AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.69 ft at 10:43AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 11:25AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:41AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 11:56AM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:00PM Dec 03, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:00AM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:41PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 1.67 ft at 9:56PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 1.68 ft at 10:00PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 1.72 ft at 10:15PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 1.77 ft at 10:25PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 1.82 ft at 10:33PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 1.87 ft at 10:39PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 1.92 ft at 10:45PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:53PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 2.02 ft at 11:00PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:09PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 2.14 ft at 11:19PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 2.2 ft at 11:27PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 2.25 ft at 11:34PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 2.31 ft at 11:39PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 2.36 ft at 11:43PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 2.41 ft at 11:47PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 2.51 ft at 11:54PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 11:57PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:03AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.8 ft at 12:09AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.87 ft at 12:12AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:19AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:30AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.99 ft at 12:50AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:02AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.89 ft at 1:15AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.84 ft at 1:28AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.8 ft at 1:43AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:11AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.75 ft at 2:36AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.73 ft at 5:44AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.7 ft at 6:28AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.68 ft at 7:29AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:59AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.73 ft at 8:15AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.7 ft at 8:37AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:48AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.61 ft at 9:01AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.56 ft at 9:15AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.51 ft at 9:28AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.46 ft at 9:36AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.41 ft at 9:46AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.36 ft at 9:55AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.34 ft at 10:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.28 ft at 10:09AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.24 ft at 10:19AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.18 ft at 10:31AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.13 ft at 10:43AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:54AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 2.03 ft at 11:03AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:11AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:20AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 1.88 ft at 11:30AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 1.84 ft at 11:45AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 1.82 ft at 12:08PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 1.77 ft at 12:19PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 1.72 ft at 12:28PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 1.68 ft at 12:43PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:58PM Dec 05, 2019City of Des Moines, IAWCBI4(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (5:47PM Dec 5, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.63 ft at 12:58 PM CST 5-Dec-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 48 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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