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Mississippi River at Keokuk Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.87 ft at 4:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 4.36 ft at 6:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 4.48 ft at 8:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 3.78 ft at 12:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 2:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.45 ft at 4:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 6:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 4.05 ft at 8:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 4.26 ft at 10:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 4.46 ft at 12:00PM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 2:00PM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 4.05 ft at 4:00PM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:00PM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 4.61 ft at 8:00PM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 4.76 ft at 10:00PM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 12:00AM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 3.68 ft at 2:00AM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 3.51 ft at 4:00AM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 6:00AM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 8:00AM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:00AM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 4.54 ft at 12:00PM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:00PM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 4.11 ft at 4:00PM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 4.53 ft at 6:00PM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 4.69 ft at 8:00PM Dec 04, 2022Highest Observation: 4.88 ft at 10:00PM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 4.05 ft at 12:00AM Dec 05, 2022Observed: 3.86 ft at 2:00AM Dec 05, 2022Observed: 3.52 ft at 4:00AM Dec 05, 2022Observed: 3.23 ft at 6:00AM Dec 05, 2022Observed: 4.06 ft at 8:00AM Dec 05, 2022Observed: 4.24 ft at 10:00AM Dec 05, 2022Observed: 4.45 ft at 12:00PM Dec 05, 2022Observed: 4.62 ft at 2:00PM Dec 05, 2022Highest Forecast: 4.3 ft 6:00PM Dec 05, 2022Forecast: 3.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 06, 2022Forecast: 3.2 ft 6:00AM Dec 06, 2022Forecast: 4.1 ft 12:00PM Dec 06, 2022Forecast: 4 ft 6:00PM Dec 06, 2022Forecast: 3.6 ft 12:00AM Dec 07, 2022Forecast: 3.1 ft 6:00AM Dec 07, 2022Forecast: 3.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 07, 2022Forecast: 4.1 ft 6:00PM Dec 07, 2022Forecast: 3.7 ft 12:00AM Dec 08, 2022Forecast: 3.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 08, 2022Forecast: 3.5 ft 12:00PM Dec 08, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 6:00PM Dec 08, 2022Forecast: 3.5 ft 12:00AM Dec 09, 2022Forecast: 3.2 ft 6:00AM Dec 09, 2022Forecast: 3.1 ft 12:00PM Dec 09, 2022Forecast: 3 ft 6:00PM Dec 09, 2022Forecast: 3 ft 12:00AM Dec 10, 2022Forecast: 3 ft 6:00AM Dec 10, 2022Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 10, 2022Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 10, 2022Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 11, 2022Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00AM Dec 11, 2022Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 11, 2022Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 11, 2022Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 12, 2022Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00AM Dec 12, 2022U.S. Army Corps of EngineersEOKI4(plotting HTIRZ) Graph Created (3:18PM Dec 5, 2022)ObservedForecast (issued 10:12AM Dec 5)Latest observed value: 4.62 ft at 2:00 PM CST 5-Dec-2022. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Keokuk are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 17.5
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.58 ft on 07/10/1993
(2) 26.95 ft on 06/17/2008
(3) 25.60 ft on 05/30/2019
(4) 23.50 ft on 05/02/2019 (P)
(5) 23.50 ft on 04/23/1973
(6) 23.38 ft on 07/07/2014
(7) 22.94 ft on 05/14/2001
(8) 22.20 ft on 04/20/2013
(9) 22.14 ft on 05/01/1965
(10) 21.83 ft on 04/04/1960
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.60 ft on 05/30/2019
(2) 23.50 ft on 05/02/2019 (P)
(3) 19.78 ft on 04/11/2019 (P)
(4) 16.91 ft on 09/11/2018
(5) 16.19 ft on 06/02/2017
(6) 16.84 ft on 12/28/2015
(7) 16.50 ft on 06/27/2015
(8) 23.38 ft on 07/07/2014
(9) 22.20 ft on 04/20/2013
(10) 18.92 ft on 06/15/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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30 Water reaches the top of the Keokuk city levee that protects industrial area along Mississippi Drive south of Victory Park.
27 Water affects residences in Nauvoo and reaches the top of the levee protecting the historical Nauvoo House.
25.5 Water affects the railroad tracks in downtown Keokuk.
24 Water affects low lying buildings in Hamilton and affects U.S. Highway 136 near the Mississippi River bridge. Water also affects Keokuks sewage treatment plant.
23 Water affects Illinois Highway 96 between Nauvoo and Hamilton.
22 Water affects the Warsaw water treatment plant.
21.2 Lock and Dam 19 is closed.
21 Water affects Keokuks Victory Drive.
20 Water affects the industrial area in Keokuk south of the city levee and affects the parking lot at Victory Park as well as much of the park. In Alexandria, water affects U.S. Highway 61 in several places.
19.5 Water reaches critical stage for Des Moines and Mississippi Levee District Number 1.
19 Water affects low lying buildings in Warsaw and affects County Road 12.
18.4 U.S. Highway 61 closes at the bridge over the Des Moines River between Alexandria and Keokuk.
16 Water affects low lying buildings in rural areas. Water affects the railroad tracks in Alexandria.
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Latitude: 40.397500° N, Longitude: 91.374167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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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
Other 477.83 ft 493.83 ft  

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