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Cedar River at Palo Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 6.98 ft at 1:30PM May 14, 2022Highest Observation: 6.99 ft at 1:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.97 ft at 2:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.97 ft at 2:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.96 ft at 2:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.98 ft at 2:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.96 ft at 3:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.95 ft at 3:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.94 ft at 3:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.94 ft at 3:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.94 ft at 4:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.94 ft at 4:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.93 ft at 5:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.92 ft at 5:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.92 ft at 5:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.92 ft at 5:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.91 ft at 6:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.92 ft at 6:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.9 ft at 6:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.91 ft at 6:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.9 ft at 7:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.9 ft at 7:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.89 ft at 7:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.89 ft at 7:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.88 ft at 8:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.89 ft at 8:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.88 ft at 8:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.87 ft at 8:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.88 ft at 9:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.87 ft at 9:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.87 ft at 9:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.86 ft at 9:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.86 ft at 10:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.85 ft at 10:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.85 ft at 10:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.86 ft at 10:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.85 ft at 11:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.83 ft at 11:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.85 ft at 11:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.83 ft at 11:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 6.84 ft at 12:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.83 ft at 12:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.83 ft at 12:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.82 ft at 12:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.82 ft at 1:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.82 ft at 1:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.81 ft at 1:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.81 ft at 1:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.81 ft at 2:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.8 ft at 2:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.81 ft at 2:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.79 ft at 2:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.79 ft at 3:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.79 ft at 3:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.79 ft at 3:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.78 ft at 3:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.78 ft at 4:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.78 ft at 4:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.77 ft at 4:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.77 ft at 4:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.76 ft at 5:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.77 ft at 5:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.76 ft at 5:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.76 ft at 5:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.76 ft at 6:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.76 ft at 6:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.75 ft at 6:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.75 ft at 6:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.75 ft at 7:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 7:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 7:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 7:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.74 ft at 8:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 8:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 8:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 8:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.72 ft at 9:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.72 ft at 9:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.71 ft at 9:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.71 ft at 9:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.71 ft at 10:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.7 ft at 10:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.69 ft at 10:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.7 ft at 10:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.7 ft at 11:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.71 ft at 11:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.69 ft at 11:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.69 ft at 11:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.69 ft at 12:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.68 ft at 12:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.69 ft at 12:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.67 ft at 12:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.67 ft at 1:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.66 ft at 1:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.67 ft at 1:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.67 ft at 1:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.66 ft at 2:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.66 ft at 2:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.66 ft at 2:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.65 ft at 2:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.65 ft at 3:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.65 ft at 3:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.64 ft at 3:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.64 ft at 3:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.64 ft at 4:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.64 ft at 4:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.63 ft at 4:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.63 ft at 4:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.63 ft at 5:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.62 ft at 5:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.62 ft at 5:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.62 ft at 5:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.61 ft at 6:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.61 ft at 6:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.61 ft at 6:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.61 ft at 6:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.6 ft at 7:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.6 ft at 7:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.59 ft at 7:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.59 ft at 7:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.59 ft at 8:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.59 ft at 8:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.59 ft at 8:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.58 ft at 8:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.58 ft at 9:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.58 ft at 9:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.58 ft at 9:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.57 ft at 9:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.57 ft at 10:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.57 ft at 10:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.56 ft at 10:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.55 ft at 11:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.55 ft at 11:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.54 ft at 11:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.55 ft at 11:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.55 ft at 12:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.54 ft at 12:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.53 ft at 12:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.54 ft at 12:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.53 ft at 1:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.54 ft at 1:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.53 ft at 1:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.52 ft at 1:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.52 ft at 2:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.52 ft at 2:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.51 ft at 2:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.5 ft at 2:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.51 ft at 3:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.5 ft at 3:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.5 ft at 3:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.5 ft at 3:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.49 ft at 4:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.49 ft at 4:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.49 ft at 4:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.49 ft at 4:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.48 ft at 5:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.48 ft at 5:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.47 ft at 5:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.48 ft at 5:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.47 ft at 6:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.47 ft at 6:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.47 ft at 6:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.46 ft at 6:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.45 ft at 7:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.45 ft at 7:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.45 ft at 7:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.45 ft at 7:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.46 ft at 8:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.45 ft at 8:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.45 ft at 8:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.46 ft at 8:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.44 ft at 9:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.44 ft at 9:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.45 ft at 9:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.44 ft at 9:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.44 ft at 10:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.43 ft at 10:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.43 ft at 10:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.43 ft at 10:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.42 ft at 11:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.42 ft at 11:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.42 ft at 11:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.41 ft at 11:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.41 ft at 12:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.41 ft at 12:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.41 ft at 12:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.4 ft at 12:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.4 ft at 1:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.39 ft at 1:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.4 ft at 1:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.4 ft at 1:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.39 ft at 2:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.39 ft at 2:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.4 ft at 2:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.38 ft at 2:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.37 ft at 3:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.38 ft at 3:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.37 ft at 3:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.37 ft at 3:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.36 ft at 4:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.37 ft at 4:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.35 ft at 4:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.36 ft at 4:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.35 ft at 5:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.35 ft at 5:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.36 ft at 5:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.35 ft at 5:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.34 ft at 6:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.33 ft at 7:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.31 ft at 8:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.3 ft at 8:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.3 ft at 9:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.3 ft at 9:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.3 ft at 9:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.29 ft at 9:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.29 ft at 10:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.29 ft at 10:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.28 ft at 10:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.28 ft at 10:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.28 ft at 11:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.27 ft at 11:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.27 ft at 11:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.27 ft at 11:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.26 ft at 12:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.25 ft at 2:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.25 ft at 2:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.25 ft at 2:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.24 ft at 2:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.24 ft at 3:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.24 ft at 3:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.24 ft at 3:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.24 ft at 3:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.24 ft at 4:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.23 ft at 4:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.23 ft at 4:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.23 ft at 4:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.22 ft at 5:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.22 ft at 5:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.22 ft at 5:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.21 ft at 5:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.21 ft at 6:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.21 ft at 6:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.21 ft at 6:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.2 ft at 6:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.19 ft at 7:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.19 ft at 7:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.18 ft at 7:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.19 ft at 7:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.18 ft at 8:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.18 ft at 8:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.18 ft at 8:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.18 ft at 8:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.18 ft at 9:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.17 ft at 9:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.19 ft at 9:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.17 ft at 9:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.15 ft at 10:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.15 ft at 10:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.14 ft at 10:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.13 ft at 11:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.13 ft at 11:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.13 ft at 11:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.13 ft at 11:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.12 ft at 12:00PM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:15PM May 17, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPLOI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:18PM May 17, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.11 ft at 12:15 PM CDT 17-May-2022. Flood Stage is 12.5 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Cedar River at Palo are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15.5
Flood Stage: 12.5
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.22 ft on 06/13/2008
(2) 18.07 ft on 09/27/2016
(3) 15.67 ft on 06/01/2013
(4) 15.38 ft on 03/18/2019 (P)
(5) 15.00 ft on 06/24/2014
(6) 14.18 ft on 03/17/2010
(7) 13.99 ft on 06/25/2020 (P)
(8) 12.37 ft on 03/28/2011
(9) 11.49 ft on 06/28/2015
(10) 11.35 ft on 01/25/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.99 ft on 06/25/2020 (P)
(2) 15.38 ft on 03/18/2019 (P)
(3) 11.35 ft on 01/25/2017
(4) 18.07 ft on 09/27/2016
(5) 11.49 ft on 06/28/2015
(6) 15.00 ft on 06/24/2014
(7) 15.67 ft on 06/01/2013
(8) 7.60 ft on 05/10/2012
(9) 12.37 ft on 03/28/2011
(10) 14.18 ft on 03/17/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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23.22 Water reaches the box culvert on Vinton Street east of the railroad tracks in Palo.
21.1 Water reaches the bridge deck on 1st Street in Palo.
18.5 Water reaches the box culvert on West Main Street in Palo.
17.8 Water reaches Blairs Ferry Road east of 1st Street in Palo.
17 Major Flood Stage. Residences across the eastern part of the city of Palo are affected by flood waters.
16.5 Water reaches the bottom of the bridge deck on Blairs Ferry Road.
15.5 Moderate Flood Stage. Water reaches residences along Dry Creek in Palo.
15 The walking bridge from East Main Street to 1st Street in Palo is impacted by flood waters. Trails along the river are under water.
14.3 The boat ramp just west of the Blairs Ferry Road bridge is closed.
14 Dry Creek begins to back up into the City of Palo due to high water on the Cedar River.
13.5 Chain Bridge Road accessing the boat ramp is closed.
13 Portions of Linn Drive in Palo are affected by flood waters.
12.5 Minor Flood Stage. The Chain Lakes area is affected by flood waters.
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Latitude: 42.069163° N, Longitude: 91.785180° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 N/A N/A Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 725.71 738.21 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL N/A N/A Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other N/A N/A  

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