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Cedar River at Palo Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 7.72 ft at 1:30AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.72 ft at 1:45AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.72 ft at 2:00AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.72 ft at 2:15AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.72 ft at 2:30AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.72 ft at 2:45AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.72 ft at 3:00AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.72 ft at 3:15AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.72 ft at 3:30AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.72 ft at 3:45AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.71 ft at 4:00AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.71 ft at 4:15AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.71 ft at 4:30AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.7 ft at 4:45AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.7 ft at 5:00AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.7 ft at 5:15AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.7 ft at 5:30AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.7 ft at 5:45AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.68 ft at 6:00AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.68 ft at 6:15AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.68 ft at 6:30AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.68 ft at 6:45AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.68 ft at 7:00AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.65 ft at 7:15AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.67 ft at 7:30AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.66 ft at 7:45AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.66 ft at 8:00AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.63 ft at 8:15AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.65 ft at 8:30AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.65 ft at 8:45AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.66 ft at 9:00AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.66 ft at 9:15AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.63 ft at 9:30AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.61 ft at 9:45AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.64 ft at 10:00AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.6 ft at 10:15AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.62 ft at 10:30AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.62 ft at 10:45AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.63 ft at 11:00AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.63 ft at 11:15AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.59 ft at 11:30AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.63 ft at 11:45AM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.6 ft at 12:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.6 ft at 12:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.61 ft at 12:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.61 ft at 12:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.59 ft at 1:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.61 ft at 1:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.59 ft at 1:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.58 ft at 1:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.57 ft at 2:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.57 ft at 2:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.56 ft at 2:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.58 ft at 2:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.58 ft at 3:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.58 ft at 3:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.57 ft at 3:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.54 ft at 3:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.54 ft at 4:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.55 ft at 4:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.54 ft at 4:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.55 ft at 4:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.52 ft at 5:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.55 ft at 5:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.54 ft at 5:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.55 ft at 5:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.53 ft at 6:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.55 ft at 6:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.55 ft at 6:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.55 ft at 6:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.55 ft at 7:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.54 ft at 7:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.53 ft at 7:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.55 ft at 7:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.55 ft at 8:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.56 ft at 8:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.56 ft at 8:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.56 ft at 8:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.56 ft at 9:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.57 ft at 9:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.57 ft at 9:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.57 ft at 9:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.58 ft at 10:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.59 ft at 10:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.6 ft at 10:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.6 ft at 10:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.6 ft at 11:00PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.61 ft at 11:15PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.61 ft at 11:30PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.63 ft at 11:45PM Jun 23, 2019Observed: 7.63 ft at 12:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.64 ft at 12:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.64 ft at 12:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.65 ft at 12:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.66 ft at 1:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.67 ft at 1:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.67 ft at 1:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.68 ft at 1:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.69 ft at 2:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.69 ft at 2:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.7 ft at 2:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.71 ft at 2:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.71 ft at 3:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.72 ft at 3:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.73 ft at 3:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.74 ft at 3:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.74 ft at 4:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.75 ft at 4:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.76 ft at 4:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.76 ft at 4:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.77 ft at 5:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.78 ft at 5:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.78 ft at 5:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.79 ft at 5:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.8 ft at 6:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.8 ft at 6:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.81 ft at 6:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.81 ft at 6:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.81 ft at 7:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.82 ft at 7:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.83 ft at 7:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.84 ft at 7:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.84 ft at 8:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.85 ft at 8:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.86 ft at 8:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.85 ft at 8:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.86 ft at 9:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.87 ft at 9:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.87 ft at 9:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.87 ft at 9:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.88 ft at 10:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.89 ft at 10:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.9 ft at 10:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.9 ft at 10:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.9 ft at 11:00AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.91 ft at 11:15AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.92 ft at 11:30AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.93 ft at 11:45AM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.93 ft at 12:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.93 ft at 12:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.94 ft at 12:30PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.92 ft at 12:45PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.94 ft at 1:30PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.92 ft at 1:45PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.94 ft at 2:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.97 ft at 2:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.94 ft at 2:30PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:45PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8 ft at 3:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8 ft at 3:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.01 ft at 3:30PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.01 ft at 3:45PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.01 ft at 4:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.01 ft at 4:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.02 ft at 4:30PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.02 ft at 4:45PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.03 ft at 5:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.03 ft at 5:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.03 ft at 5:30PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.04 ft at 5:45PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.04 ft at 6:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 6:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 6:30PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 6:45PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 7:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.06 ft at 7:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.06 ft at 7:30PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.06 ft at 7:45PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.07 ft at 8:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.07 ft at 8:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.07 ft at 8:30PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.07 ft at 8:45PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.07 ft at 9:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 9:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 9:30PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 9:45PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 10:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 10:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 10:30PM Jun 24, 2019Highest Observation: 8.09 ft at 10:45PM Jun 24, 2019Highest Observation: 8.09 ft at 11:00PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 11:15PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 11:30PM Jun 24, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 11:45PM Jun 24, 2019Highest Observation: 8.09 ft at 12:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 12:15AM Jun 25, 2019Highest Observation: 8.09 ft at 12:30AM Jun 25, 2019Highest Observation: 8.09 ft at 12:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 1:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 1:15AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 1:30AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 1:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 2:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 2:15AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 2:30AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 2:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 3:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 3:15AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 3:30AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 3:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 4:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 4:15AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.08 ft at 4:30AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.07 ft at 4:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.07 ft at 5:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.07 ft at 5:15AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.07 ft at 5:30AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.07 ft at 5:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.06 ft at 6:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.06 ft at 6:15AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.06 ft at 6:30AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 6:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 7:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 7:15AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 7:30AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 7:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 8:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 8:15AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.05 ft at 8:30AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.03 ft at 8:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.04 ft at 9:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.04 ft at 9:15AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.04 ft at 9:30AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.04 ft at 9:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.03 ft at 10:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:15AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.99 ft at 10:30AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.01 ft at 11:00AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8 ft at 11:15AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8 ft at 11:30AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.02 ft at 11:45AM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.02 ft at 12:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.01 ft at 12:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.03 ft at 12:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.02 ft at 12:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.02 ft at 1:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8 ft at 1:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8 ft at 1:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.01 ft at 1:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8.01 ft at 2:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8 ft at 2:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8 ft at 2:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 8 ft at 3:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.98 ft at 3:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.98 ft at 4:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.97 ft at 4:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.97 ft at 4:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.98 ft at 5:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.96 ft at 6:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.95 ft at 6:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.95 ft at 6:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.95 ft at 6:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.95 ft at 7:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.95 ft at 7:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.95 ft at 7:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.95 ft at 7:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.95 ft at 8:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.94 ft at 8:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.94 ft at 8:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.93 ft at 8:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.93 ft at 9:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.92 ft at 9:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.92 ft at 9:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.92 ft at 9:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.91 ft at 10:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.91 ft at 10:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.91 ft at 10:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.9 ft at 10:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.9 ft at 11:00PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.89 ft at 11:15PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.89 ft at 11:30PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.89 ft at 11:45PM Jun 25, 2019Observed: 7.89 ft at 12:00AM Jun 26, 2019Observed: 7.89 ft at 12:15AM Jun 26, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPLOI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:17AM Jun 26, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 7.89 ft at 12:15 AM CDT 26-Jun-2019. 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) 12.37 ft on 03/28/2011
(8) 11.49 ft on 06/28/2015
(9) 11.35 ft on 01/25/2017
(10) 7.60 ft on 05/10/2012

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.38 ft on 03/18/2019 (P)
(2) 11.35 ft on 01/25/2017
(3) 18.07 ft on 09/27/2016
(4) 11.49 ft on 06/28/2015
(5) 15.00 ft on 06/24/2014
(6) 15.67 ft on 06/01/2013
(7) 7.60 ft on 05/10/2012
(8) 12.37 ft on 03/28/2011
(9) 14.18 ft on 03/17/2010
(10) 23.22 ft on 06/13/2008

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
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: 42.069167° N, Longitude: 91.785000° 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 N/A 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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