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Cedar River at Vinton Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesVINI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:47PM Jan 19, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.46 ft at 6:15 PM CST 13-Jan-2019. Flood Stage is 15 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: Gauge reading may be affected by ice during freezing weather from November to April.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Cedar River at Vinton 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: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.70 ft on 06/12/2008
(2) 21.80 ft on 09/26/2016
(3) 19.30 ft on 03/30/1961
(4) 19.20 ft on 04/04/1993
(5) 18.59 ft on 06/01/2013
(6) 18.40 ft on 05/26/2004
(7) 18.05 ft on 04/09/1965
(8) 18.00 ft on 07/24/1999
(9) 17.81 ft on 06/23/2014
(10) 17.10 ft on 07/03/1969
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.80 ft on 09/26/2016
(2) 12.37 ft on 06/27/2015
(3) 17.81 ft on 06/23/2014
(4) 18.59 ft on 06/01/2013
(5) 8.28 ft on 05/09/2012
(6) 13.44 ft on 03/27/2011
(7) 15.95 ft on 03/16/2010
(8) 24.70 ft on 06/12/2008
(9) 18.40 ft on 05/26/2004
(10) 18.00 ft on 07/24/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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22 Several blocks near 1st, 2nd, 3rd streets, Riverside Drive and 6th Ave are under water in Vinton affecting homes and businesses. Hinkle Creek backs up closing access over the creek via W 3rd and W 4th Streets. Several homes and businesses are inundated by water from Hinkle Creek.
19.5 Water is at the bottom of the Iowa State Highway 150 bridge.
19 Major Flood Stage. Highway 150 is under water in Vinton and the bridge over the Cedar River is closed.
18 Moderate Flood Stage. Water affects the lowest parts of Riverside Drive, and portions of East 2nd Street and North 3rd Avenue in Vinton.
17.5 Flood protection measures such as road closures and sandbagging begin. Water affects the intersections of East 2nd Street and 3rd Avenue and North 3rd Avenue and East 3rd Street in Vinton.
15 Minor Flood Stage. Agricultural and low land flooding is ongoing. Water affects much of 22nd Avenue Road northwest of Vinton.
13 Water affects the lowest part of 22nd Avenue Road northwest of Vinton.
12.5 Water affects the lowest part of 22nd Avenue Road northwest of Vinton.
10 Water affects low lying agricultural land north of Vinton. Water is flowing through the overflow channel north of the main channel on Highway 150.
8.5 Flow may begin into the overflow channel north of the main channel on Highway 150.
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Latitude: 42.170556° N, Longitude: 92.023333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 NULL NULL Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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