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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cedar River at Charles City 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: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.33 ft on 06/09/2008
(2) 22.81 ft on 07/21/1999
(3) 21.64 ft on 03/02/1965
(4) 21.60 ft on 03/27/1961
(5) 21.44 ft on 08/16/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.79 ft on 03/16/2019
(2) 21.00 ft on 09/24/2016
(3) 12.96 ft on 08/25/2016
(4) 16.82 ft on 06/20/2014
(5) 19.52 ft on 05/21/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.68 ft on 11/17/1989
(2) 1.82 ft on 11/23/1977
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22.5 East of 700 Riverside is under water and the parking lot south of City Hall is flooded.
21.5 Clark street at Brantingham floods and the Chautauqua Avenue lift station wet well requires sandbagging. Fire Department, City Shed, and Park Department are all evacuated.
21 Highway 218 at at South Grand is closed.
20 Clark Street at Leland floods and Court Street at South Illinois Street floods.
19.5 Riverside Drive at North Iowa and Jolsin streets floods. Also Chautauqua Avenue floods and sandbagging is required.
19 Brackett Street and Riverside at North Johnson are flooded. Also the Lions Field cottages are threatened. Highway 18 starts to flood.
18 4th and South Grand Streets begin flooding. East Riverside at Brantingham Streets are closed. Sandbag efforts begin along Chautauqua Avenue.
17.5 Riverside at St. Marys begins to flood.
17 Residences south of Riverside may be flooded.
15 Leland Avenue floods, and flooding on Park Drive and 19th Avenue is likely.
14 Bracket Street is closed.
12 Barricading of streets begins, and the intersection of Riverside and North Illinois Streets may be flooded. Cable pedestrian bridge is closed.
(1) Downstream view at Charles City, June 15th, 2012, Stage = 2.22 ft

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