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Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:06PM Jan 24, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:06AM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:36PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 1.7 ft at 9:44PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 1.75 ft at 9:51PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 1.8 ft at 9:59PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 1.86 ft at 10:04PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:06PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 1.95 ft at 10:10PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 2 ft at 10:15PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 2.05 ft at 10:21PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 2.16 ft at 10:29PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 2.21 ft at 10:34PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 2.26 ft at 10:46PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 2.31 ft at 10:50PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 2.36 ft at 11:00PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 2.42 ft at 11:06PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 2.47 ft at 11:21PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 2.52 ft at 11:36PM Jan 25, 2023Observed: 2.58 ft at 11:49PM Jan 25, 2023Highest Observation: 2.63 ft at 12:04AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.6 ft at 12:20AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.55 ft at 12:34AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.5 ft at 12:40AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.45 ft at 12:48AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.39 ft at 12:59AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.35 ft at 1:03AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.29 ft at 1:15AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.25 ft at 1:22AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.2 ft at 1:29AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.15 ft at 1:35AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:43AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.04 ft at 1:51AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 2.01 ft at 2:06AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.96 ft at 2:14AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:21AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.86 ft at 2:34AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:49AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.73 ft at 3:19AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.7 ft at 3:38AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:53AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:12AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:41AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:06AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:22PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 12:37PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.69 ft at 12:52PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.72 ft at 1:07PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.75 ft at 1:37PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.7 ft at 4:29PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 5:06PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 6:13PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:06PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:44AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:01AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.69 ft at 9:17AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.71 ft at 9:36AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.74 ft at 9:55AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.75 ft at 10:06AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.77 ft at 10:27AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.8 ft at 10:50AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.85 ft at 11:39AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.87 ft at 12:05PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.9 ft at 12:31PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:57PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.94 ft at 1:47PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.92 ft at 4:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.9 ft at 4:51PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.87 ft at 5:20PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.84 ft at 5:48PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.82 ft at 6:14PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.8 ft at 6:55PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.82 ft at 8:51PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.84 ft at 9:06PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.88 ft at 9:21PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.92 ft at 9:36PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:51PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:06PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 2 ft at 10:32PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 2.03 ft at 11:26PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 2.05 ft at 11:55PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 2.07 ft at 12:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:44AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.12 ft at 1:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.15 ft at 1:59AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.17 ft at 3:10AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.2 ft at 3:38AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.23 ft at 3:53AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.25 ft at 4:08AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.29 ft at 4:23AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.33 ft at 4:38AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.36 ft at 4:53AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.39 ft at 5:08AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.42 ft at 5:23AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:36AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.5 ft at 5:51AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.55 ft at 6:05AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.59 ft at 6:20AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:35AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.59 ft at 7:07AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.57 ft at 7:39AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.54 ft at 8:08AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.51 ft at 8:25AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.48 ft at 9:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.46 ft at 9:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.41 ft at 9:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.37 ft at 9:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.32 ft at 9:57AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.29 ft at 10:06AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.26 ft at 10:21AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.24 ft at 10:37AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.22 ft at 10:59AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 2.19 ft at 11:16AM Jan 28, 2023City of Des Moines, IAWCBI4(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (12:48PM Jan 28, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.19 ft at 11:16 AM CST 28-Jan-2023. Flood Stage is 9 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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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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