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Forecasts for the Cedar Creek (South Central IA) near Bussey 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: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 34.61 ft on 07/03/1982
(2) 31.07 ft on 06/25/2015
(3) 30.19 ft on 04/18/2013
(4) 28.91 ft on 07/08/2008
(5) 28.83 ft on 07/04/1981
(6) 28.53 ft on 07/05/1993
(7) 28.28 ft on 09/16/1992
(8) 28.06 ft on 07/03/1958
(9) 28.05 ft on 06/01/1946
(10) 27.54 ft on 09/13/1961
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.01 ft on 11/11/2021
(2) 21.13 ft on 07/16/2021
(3) 21.81 ft on 06/11/2020
(4) 24.44 ft on 05/29/2019
(5) 10.64 ft on 05/03/2018
(6) 18.81 ft on 04/06/2017
(7) 23.55 ft on 12/14/2015
(8) 31.07 ft on 06/25/2015
(9) 24.04 ft on 09/10/2014
(10) 30.19 ft on 04/18/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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29 Water approaches the underside of the Iowa 156 bridge.
27.5 Iowa 156 floods in areas east of bridge.
26 Iowa 156 floods in areas west and east of bridge.
25 Flooding approaches Iowa 156 along low areas. Rural gravel roads are affected near the creek.
23 Widespread agricultural flooding occurs.
18 Water affects primarily agricultural land. The town of Bussey is situated on locally high ground and is generally not affected by flooding.

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  • USGS 7-Day Streamflow Duration Hydrograph for this location:
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    Duration Hydrograph Legend

  • USGS Cumulative Streamflow Hydrograph for this location:
    Duration Hydrograph of Cumulative Streamflow
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