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Forecasts for the Ioway Creek at Ames Lincoln Way 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: 15.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 18.54 ft on 07/09/1993
(2) 18.13 ft on 08/11/2010
(3) 15.97 ft on 06/17/1990
(4) 15.85 ft on 05/30/2008
(5) 15.29 ft on 06/17/1996
(6) 14.50 ft on 06/04/1918
(7) 14.00 ft on 06/27/1975
(8) 12.97 ft on 06/13/1984
(9) 12.19 ft on 06/15/2018
(10) 11.81 ft on 03/19/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.69 ft on 06/15/2022
(2) 0.00 ft on 03/04/2021
(3) 2.93 ft on 03/03/2021
(4) 5.44 ft on 05/27/2020
(5) 10.68 ft on 03/14/2019
(6) 12.19 ft on 06/15/2018
(7) 5.09 ft on 05/01/2017
(8) 6.67 ft on 01/19/2017
(9) 10.36 ft on 12/15/2015
(10) 10.69 ft on 08/29/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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18.5 Water reaches the perimeter fence at Furman Aquatic Center...located at 1635 13th Street.
17.3 Stange Road is overtopped north of Ioway Creek. The Meadow Lane trailer park floods.
17.1 Water affects the Iowa State Lied Recreation Center.
16.4 Water affects the Maple...Willow and Larch dormitories on the Iowa State University campus.
15.8 Water covers Lincoln Way and University Avenue. Water also reaches the top of the curb in front the Target store...located at 320 South Duff Avenue.
15.5 Water affects Lincoln Way west of the bridge over Ioway Creek.
15.1 Water affects the Scheman Building and Hilton Coliseum. South Duff Avenue is closed between Ioway Creek and South 3rd Street.
14.5 Water reaches the CyRide building...located at the northeast corner of 1700 University Boulevard.
14.4 Water covers South Duff Avenue. Water also affects the Timbercreek Apartments...located at 610 Ioway Creek Drive.
13.8 Water affects the Tall Timber Apartments...located at 644 Ioway Creek Drive.
13.5 Water covers 6th Street near Brookside Park.
13.3 Water covers the road at 6th Street through the railroad the Brookside Park area.
13.2 Water is in the parking lots of apartments along South 5th Street.
13 Water affects the South 4th Street bridge.
12 Water is in the parking lots of apartments along Stonehaven Drive. The Veenker Golf Course Shed is threatened.
10.4 Water affects lowlands around South 4th Street.
9.7 West 190th Street is flooded where it crosses Ioway Creek...west of the intersection with 510th Street...or 2 1/2 miles southwest of Gilbert.
9 Water primarily affects low lying areas near the stream.

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