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West Fork Des Moines River near Avoca Stage (ft)Observed: 1428.25 ft at 7:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.25 ft at 7:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.24 ft at 7:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.23 ft at 8:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.22 ft at 8:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.21 ft at 8:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.2 ft at 10:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.2 ft at 10:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.19 ft at 10:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.18 ft at 11:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.18 ft at 11:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.17 ft at 11:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.15 ft at 12:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.12 ft at 12:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.13 ft at 12:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.07 ft at 1:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.07 ft at 1:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.03 ft at 1:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.02 ft at 2:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.01 ft at 2:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1427.98 ft at 2:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1427.99 ft at 3:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1427.98 ft at 3:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428 ft at 3:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.02 ft at 4:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.04 ft at 4:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.16 ft at 4:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.11 ft at 5:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.1 ft at 5:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.1 ft at 5:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.07 ft at 6:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.1 ft at 6:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.11 ft at 6:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.12 ft at 7:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428 ft at 7:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.02 ft at 7:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.04 ft at 8:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.04 ft at 8:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.05 ft at 8:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.03 ft at 9:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.04 ft at 9:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.04 ft at 9:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.04 ft at 10:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.04 ft at 10:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.06 ft at 10:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.03 ft at 11:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1428.01 ft at 11:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1427.99 ft at 11:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1427.99 ft at 12:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.98 ft at 12:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.98 ft at 12:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.96 ft at 12:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.95 ft at 1:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.94 ft at 1:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.93 ft at 1:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.89 ft at 2:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 2:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 2:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.91 ft at 8:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.74 ft at 8:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.29 ft at 8:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.19 ft at 9:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.12 ft at 9:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.09 ft at 9:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.09 ft at 9:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.33 ft at 10:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.35 ft at 10:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.39 ft at 10:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.39 ft at 11:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.45 ft at 11:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.48 ft at 11:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.54 ft at 11:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.6 ft at 12:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.61 ft at 12:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.6 ft at 12:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.61 ft at 12:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.67 ft at 1:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.63 ft at 1:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.55 ft at 1:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.62 ft at 1:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.65 ft at 2:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.67 ft at 2:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.77 ft at 2:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.8 ft at 2:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.81 ft at 3:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.82 ft at 3:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.85 ft at 3:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.83 ft at 3:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.87 ft at 4:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.93 ft at 4:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.94 ft at 4:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.93 ft at 4:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 5:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.92 ft at 5:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.97 ft at 5:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1427.96 ft at 5:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.02 ft at 6:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.04 ft at 6:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.08 ft at 6:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.11 ft at 7:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.14 ft at 8:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.16 ft at 8:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.17 ft at 8:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.2 ft at 9:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.24 ft at 10:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.26 ft at 10:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.26 ft at 10:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.27 ft at 10:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.28 ft at 11:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.28 ft at 11:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.28 ft at 11:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 1428.27 ft at 11:45PM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 1428.29 ft at 12:00AM Mar 22, 2019Highest Observation: 1428.29 ft at 12:15AM Mar 22, 2019Highest Observation: 1428.29 ft at 12:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.28 ft at 12:45AM Mar 22, 2019Highest Observation: 1428.29 ft at 1:00AM Mar 22, 2019Highest Observation: 1428.29 ft at 1:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.28 ft at 1:30AM Mar 22, 2019Highest Observation: 1428.29 ft at 1:45AM Mar 22, 2019Highest Observation: 1428.29 ft at 2:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.26 ft at 2:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.25 ft at 2:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.23 ft at 2:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.21 ft at 3:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.16 ft at 3:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.16 ft at 3:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.13 ft at 3:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.12 ft at 4:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.09 ft at 4:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.06 ft at 4:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.04 ft at 4:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.01 ft at 5:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.98 ft at 5:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.97 ft at 5:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.95 ft at 5:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.94 ft at 6:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.93 ft at 6:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.92 ft at 6:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.91 ft at 6:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.91 ft at 7:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.9 ft at 7:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.89 ft at 7:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 7:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 8:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 8:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.87 ft at 8:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.85 ft at 8:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.86 ft at 9:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.86 ft at 9:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.84 ft at 9:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.83 ft at 9:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.82 ft at 10:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.83 ft at 10:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.84 ft at 10:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.86 ft at 10:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.86 ft at 11:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 11:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 11:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.9 ft at 11:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 12:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.9 ft at 12:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.89 ft at 12:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.91 ft at 12:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.9 ft at 1:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 1:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.9 ft at 1:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.89 ft at 1:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.89 ft at 2:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 2:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.88 ft at 2:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.89 ft at 2:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.9 ft at 3:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.89 ft at 3:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.9 ft at 3:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.93 ft at 3:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.93 ft at 4:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.95 ft at 4:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.96 ft at 4:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.95 ft at 4:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.98 ft at 5:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1427.98 ft at 5:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428 ft at 5:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428 ft at 5:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.02 ft at 6:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.03 ft at 6:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.02 ft at 6:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.05 ft at 6:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.06 ft at 7:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.05 ft at 7:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.06 ft at 7:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.06 ft at 7:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.07 ft at 8:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.09 ft at 8:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.1 ft at 8:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.11 ft at 8:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.1 ft at 9:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.11 ft at 9:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.13 ft at 9:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.12 ft at 9:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.14 ft at 10:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.14 ft at 10:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.15 ft at 10:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.15 ft at 10:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.15 ft at 11:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.16 ft at 11:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.16 ft at 11:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.17 ft at 11:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 1428.16 ft at 12:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 1428.16 ft at 12:15AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 1428.16 ft at 12:30AM Mar 23, 2019Minnesota DNRAVOM5(plotting HGIR2) Graph Created (1:03AM Mar 23, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 1428.16 ft at 12:30 AM CDT 23-Mar-2019. Flood Stage is 1425 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the West Fork Des Moines River near Avoca. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 1428
Moderate Flood Stage: 1426
Flood Stage: 1425
Action Stage: 1423
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,430.20 ft on 07/05/2018
(2) 1,423.80 ft on 05/23/2017
(3) 0.00 ft on 07/08/2015
(4) 0.00 ft on 06/27/2013
(5) 0.00 ft on 05/01/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,430.20 ft on 07/05/2018
(2) 1,423.80 ft on 05/23/2017
(3) 0.00 ft on 05/01/2016
(4) 0.00 ft on 07/08/2015
(5) 0.00 ft on 06/19/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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1428 County Road 6 and County Road 44 begin to flood, and there is widespread significant flooding of crop and pasture land.
1426 Significant amounts of crop and pasture land are flooded.
1425 The lower pasture and farm land begins flooding.
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Latitude: 43.949451° N, Longitude: 95.506930° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 1425 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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