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Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 2.19 ft at 5:21AM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2.17 ft at 6:08AM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2.14 ft at 6:51AM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2.12 ft at 7:37AM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:23AM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2.07 ft at 9:10AM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2.05 ft at 10:02AM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2 ft at 11:57AM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:04PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:11PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.92 ft at 3:15PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.9 ft at 4:26PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.88 ft at 5:33PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.85 ft at 6:40PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 7:55PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 9:32PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 10:02PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 10:36PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.85 ft at 11:02PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.89 ft at 11:17PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.94 ft at 11:28PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.99 ft at 11:35PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:41PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:47PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2.14 ft at 11:52PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2.21 ft at 11:57PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 2.25 ft at 12:01AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 2.37 ft at 12:09AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 2.43 ft at 12:13AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:17AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 2.6 ft at 12:23AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:29AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 2.79 ft at 12:32AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 2.93 ft at 12:38AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 3.06 ft at 12:44AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 3.18 ft at 12:49AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 3.28 ft at 12:53AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 3.43 ft at 12:59AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:03AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 3.69 ft at 1:09AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 3.79 ft at 1:13AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:19AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 1:22AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 1:28AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 4.27 ft at 1:34AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 4.34 ft at 1:37AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 1:43AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 4.59 ft at 1:49AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 4.65 ft at 1:52AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 4.77 ft at 1:58AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 4.89 ft at 2:04AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:07AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:13AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 5.17 ft at 2:19AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 5.23 ft at 2:22AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 5.35 ft at 2:28AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 5.48 ft at 2:34AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 5.53 ft at 2:37AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 5.65 ft at 2:43AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:49AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 5.81 ft at 2:52AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 5.93 ft at 2:58AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 6.03 ft at 3:04AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 6.09 ft at 3:07AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 6.19 ft at 3:13AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 6.3 ft at 3:19AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 6.35 ft at 3:22AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 6.46 ft at 3:29AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 6.52 ft at 3:33AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 6.57 ft at 3:36AM Jan 15, 2020Highest Observation: 6.6 ft at 3:51AM Jan 15, 2020Highest Observation: 6.6 ft at 10:01AM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 6.6 ft at 10:01PM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 6.6 ft at 10:00AM Jan 17, 2020Highest Observation: 6.6 ft at 10:00PM Jan 17, 2020City of Des Moines, IAWCBI4(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (5:02AM Jan 18, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.6 ft at 10:00 PM CST 17-Jan-2020. 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
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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