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Mud Creek (NW IA) near Lester Stage (ft)Iowa Flood CenterLMCI4(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (9:50AM May 22, 2022)Flood Stage is 1375 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Mud Creek (NW IA) near Lester. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 1380
Moderate Flood Stage: 1377
Flood Stage: 1375
Action Stage: 1373
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,368.23 ft on 07/07/2020

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,368.23 ft on 07/07/2020

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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1383 water overtops the bridge on County Road K30, and the railroad near K30 begins to flood.
1382 110th Street floods as the bridge near Dogwood Avenue overtops, the railroad near 140th Street begins to flood, and the bridges on 170th Street and 180th Street are overtopped.
1381 portions of County Road K30 begin to flood as water reaches the bottom of the bridge on K30.
1380 Dogwood Avenue south of 110th Street begins to flood, as do 140th Street and 180th Street. Water reaches the bottom of the bridges on 110th Street, 170th Street, and 180th Street.
1379 120th Street begins to flood and water overtops the bridge on 120th Street.
1377 major agricultural flooding begins. Water reaches the bottom of the bridge on 120th Street near Dogwood Avenue, and portions of Dogwood Avenue and the railroad tracks can begin to flood.
1375 significant agrilcultural flooding begins.
1373 the lowest banks are overtopped with minor lowland flooding.
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Latitude: 43.447500° N, Longitude: 96.342200° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 1375 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 0.00 1375.00 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 Not Available Not Available  
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