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Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 3.78 ft at 5:09AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.76 ft at 5:31AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.73 ft at 5:56AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.71 ft at 6:32AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.68 ft at 7:13AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.71 ft at 8:38AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.73 ft at 9:07AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:22AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.78 ft at 9:37AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.81 ft at 9:52AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.82 ft at 10:01AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.85 ft at 10:17AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.88 ft at 10:32AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 10:47AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 11:18AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 11:37AM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 12:11PM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 2:40PM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 3:36PM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 6:14PM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:14PM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 4.01 ft at 8:39PM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 4.03 ft at 10:01PM Jan 23, 2022Observed: 4 ft at 2:26AM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 7:00AM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 7:42AM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 8:11AM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.88 ft at 8:43AM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:18AM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.84 ft at 10:01AM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.81 ft at 10:34AM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.79 ft at 10:59AM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.76 ft at 11:32AM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.74 ft at 12:01PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.71 ft at 12:39PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.69 ft at 1:37PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.66 ft at 2:53PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.64 ft at 3:45PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.61 ft at 4:22PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:19PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.66 ft at 6:37PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.69 ft at 6:52PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.71 ft at 7:07PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.74 ft at 7:22PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.77 ft at 7:59PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.79 ft at 8:27PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.81 ft at 8:59PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.84 ft at 9:27PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:54PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.87 ft at 10:01PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.89 ft at 10:19PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 10:34PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 10:49PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 11:04PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 4.02 ft at 11:19PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 4.04 ft at 11:56PM Jan 24, 2022Observed: 4.07 ft at 12:22AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.09 ft at 12:44AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.11 ft at 1:06AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 1:22AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 1:39AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 1:55AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.22 ft at 2:10AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.24 ft at 2:25AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.27 ft at 2:40AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.3 ft at 3:15AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.33 ft at 3:30AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.36 ft at 3:45AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.39 ft at 4:19AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.41 ft at 4:40AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.44 ft at 5:05AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:26AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.49 ft at 5:47AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.51 ft at 6:02AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.55 ft at 6:17AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.57 ft at 6:41AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.6 ft at 7:02AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.62 ft at 7:26AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.65 ft at 7:45AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.68 ft at 8:00AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.71 ft at 8:15AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.74 ft at 8:30AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.77 ft at 8:45AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.8 ft at 9:00AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.83 ft at 9:18AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 9:33AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:48AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:01AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 5 ft at 10:16AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 5.03 ft at 10:31AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 5.01 ft at 10:53AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.98 ft at 11:46AM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:05PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.91 ft at 12:20PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 12:35PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.85 ft at 12:50PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.8 ft at 1:05PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.76 ft at 1:20PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.73 ft at 1:35PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.71 ft at 1:54PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.67 ft at 2:09PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.63 ft at 2:24PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:46PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.59 ft at 3:10PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.56 ft at 3:32PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.54 ft at 3:54PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.51 ft at 4:09PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.49 ft at 4:26PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.46 ft at 4:58PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.49 ft at 6:28PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.51 ft at 6:54PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.54 ft at 8:19PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.54 ft at 10:01PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.57 ft at 10:22PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.59 ft at 10:42PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.62 ft at 11:06PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.64 ft at 11:25PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.66 ft at 11:43PM Jan 25, 2022Observed: 4.69 ft at 12:00AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:18AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.74 ft at 12:36AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.76 ft at 12:58AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.79 ft at 1:18AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.81 ft at 1:38AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.84 ft at 1:57AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.86 ft at 2:16AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 2:43AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.91 ft at 3:12AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:41AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.96 ft at 4:08AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.98 ft at 4:43AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.01 ft at 5:26AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.03 ft at 6:49AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:11AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:35AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.1 ft at 9:19AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:34AM Jan 26, 2022Highest Observation: 5.18 ft at 9:49AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.15 ft at 10:01AM Jan 26, 2022Highest Observation: 5.18 ft at 10:16AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.14 ft at 10:32AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.12 ft at 10:58AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:13AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:28AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5.03 ft at 11:43AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 5 ft at 11:58AM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:12PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.91 ft at 12:27PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 12:42PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.9 ft at 12:57PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 1:12PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.85 ft at 1:28PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:28PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.8 ft at 2:54PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.77 ft at 3:09PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.75 ft at 3:26PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:42PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:57PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.67 ft at 4:12PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.64 ft at 4:27PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.61 ft at 4:43PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.59 ft at 5:02PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.56 ft at 5:28PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.59 ft at 6:55PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.61 ft at 7:40PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.64 ft at 7:58PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.66 ft at 8:21PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.69 ft at 8:37PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.71 ft at 9:30PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.71 ft at 10:01PM Jan 26, 2022Observed: 4.68 ft at 12:09AM Jan 27, 2022Observed: 4.66 ft at 12:25AM Jan 27, 2022Observed: 4.63 ft at 12:40AM Jan 27, 2022Observed: 4.66 ft at 1:56AM Jan 27, 2022Observed: 4.69 ft at 2:11AM Jan 27, 2022Observed: 4.73 ft at 2:26AM Jan 27, 2022Observed: 4.67 ft at 2:40AM Jan 27, 2022Observed: 4.65 ft at 3:03AM Jan 27, 2022Observed: 4.63 ft at 3:31AM Jan 27, 2022Observed: 4.6 ft at 4:01AM Jan 27, 2022Observed: 4.58 ft at 4:32AM Jan 27, 2022City of Des Moines, IAWCBI4(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (5:02AM Jan 27, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.58 ft at 4:32 AM CST 27-Jan-2022. 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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