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Walnut Creek (Central IA) near Waukee 156th St Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:59AM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:59PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:59AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:59PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:59AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:59PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:59AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:36PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:51PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:06PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.73 ft at 2:22PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.75 ft at 2:37PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 2:52PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:07PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.9 ft at 3:37PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.94 ft at 3:52PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:07PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 2 ft at 4:22PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 2.03 ft at 4:37PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 2.01 ft at 5:09PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:24PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.94 ft at 5:39PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.89 ft at 5:52PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.84 ft at 6:06PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:21PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 6:39PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 9:02PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 9:41PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 10:59PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.85 ft at 11:12PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.9 ft at 11:23PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 1.95 ft at 11:32PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 2 ft at 11:42PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:57PM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:09AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.14 ft at 12:17AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.2 ft at 12:26AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.25 ft at 12:32AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.29 ft at 12:39AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.35 ft at 12:45AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.4 ft at 12:51AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.45 ft at 12:57AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:04AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.55 ft at 1:11AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.6 ft at 1:17AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.65 ft at 1:22AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:27AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:31AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:39AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:43AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.93 ft at 1:49AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 2.98 ft at 1:55AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.04 ft at 2:02AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.09 ft at 2:14AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.14 ft at 2:24AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.18 ft at 2:39AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:52AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.28 ft at 2:57AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.38 ft at 3:08AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.44 ft at 3:12AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:18AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.6 ft at 3:22AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.71 ft at 3:29AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.78 ft at 3:32AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.89 ft at 3:38AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 3.99 ft at 3:43AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 4.18 ft at 3:49AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 4.37 ft at 3:53AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 4.66 ft at 3:59AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.01 ft at 4:04AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.4 ft at 4:09AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.79 ft at 4:14AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.16 ft at 4:19AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.3 ft at 4:22AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.19 ft at 4:29AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.93 ft at 4:34AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.8 ft at 4:37AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.95 ft at 4:44AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.06 ft at 4:49AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.13 ft at 4:51AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.17 ft at 4:59AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.24 ft at 5:01AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.3 ft at 5:08AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.23 ft at 5:19AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.02 ft at 5:23AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.98 ft at 5:27AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.13 ft at 5:34AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.06 ft at 5:36AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:43AM Apr 04, 2020Highest Observation: 6.42 ft at 5:54AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.28 ft at 5:59AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.27 ft at 6:04AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.15 ft at 6:09AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.85 ft at 6:14AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.85 ft at 6:20AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6 ft at 6:29AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.15 ft at 6:32AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.06 ft at 6:39AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.21 ft at 6:44AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 6.16 ft at 7:00AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.81 ft at 7:09AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.76 ft at 7:10AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:29AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.84 ft at 7:31AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:37AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.73 ft at 7:50AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.67 ft at 7:57AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.62 ft at 8:00AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.63 ft at 8:19AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.7 ft at 8:20AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.52 ft at 8:29AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.41 ft at 8:34AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.46 ft at 8:38AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.51 ft at 8:49AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.74 ft at 8:53AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.85 ft at 8:57AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.93 ft at 9:04AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.83 ft at 9:08AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.82 ft at 9:18AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.76 ft at 9:23AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.37 ft at 9:29AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.54 ft at 9:34AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.59 ft at 9:37AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.64 ft at 9:41AM Apr 04, 2020Observed: 5.58 ft at 9:47AM Apr 04, 2020City of Des Moines, IAWCBI4(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (10:02AM Apr 4, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.58 ft at 9:47 AM CDT 4-Apr-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
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