Skip Navigation Link  
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Image background of Navigation bar Left
Navigation Bar End Cap


This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
tab left off Hydrograph tab right off tab left off River at a Glance tab right off tab left off Download tab right off tab left on tab right on
About this graph
Forecasts for the Chariton River near Moulton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

More information on datums is available at

Return to Area Map

Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Novinger
Zoom Level:11
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 38
Moderate Flood Stage: 37
Flood Stage: 36
Action Stage: 33
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 45.00 ft on 06/01/1947
(2) 37.94 ft on 08/25/2007
(3) 37.12 ft on 07/21/2010
(4) 36.83 ft on 07/16/1982
(5) 36.56 ft on 04/18/2013
(6) 36.22 ft on 06/25/2015
(7) 36.17 ft on 07/05/1981
(8) 35.81 ft on 07/09/2008
(9) 35.64 ft on 06/27/2011
(10) 35.55 ft on 05/29/2019
Show More Historic Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 26.25 ft on 03/02/2023
(2) 29.69 ft on 11/11/2021
(3) 34.06 ft on 07/15/2021
(4) 32.69 ft on 05/29/2020
(5) 35.55 ft on 05/29/2019
(6) 21.69 ft on 09/08/2018
(7) 31.35 ft on 04/05/2017
(8) 34.42 ft on 12/14/2015
(9) 36.22 ft on 06/25/2015
(10) 33.63 ft on 09/10/2014
Show More Recent Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
KML Image
Gauge LocationGauge Map Marker
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos Collapse
If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
44.7 Water approaches the top of the curb of the 543rd St bridge.
38 Water affects the east approach to the 543rd St bridge.
35.5 Water affects 285th Ave near Sedan Bottoms...or just east of the intersection of 285th Ave and 570th St.

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

Additional Information Collapse
  • USGS 7-Day Streamflow Duration Hydrograph for this location:
    Duration Hydrograph

    Duration Hydrograph Legend

  • USGS Cumulative Streamflow Hydrograph for this location:
    Duration Hydrograph of Cumulative Streamflow
Collaborative Agencies Collapse
The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
NWS Information
National Weather Service
Des Moines Weather Forecast Office
9607 NW Beaver Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50131
(515) 270-2614
Ask Questions/Webmaster
Page last modified: 2-Nov-2020 7:29 PM
Privacy Policy
About Us
Career Opportunities