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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Beaver Creek (Central IA) near Grimes are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Des Moines 2nd Ave
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.58 ft on 07/10/1993
(2) 14.90 ft on 08/11/2010
(3) 14.73 ft on 06/30/1986
(4) 14.69 ft on 05/19/1974
(5) 14.59 ft on 05/24/2004
(6) 14.51 ft on 06/01/2008
(7) 14.22 ft on 03/16/2019
(8) 14.20 ft on 06/19/1990
(9) 14.10 ft on 06/13/2008
(10) 14.05 ft on 05/26/1960
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.22 ft on 03/16/2019
(2) 13.92 ft on 07/01/2018
(3) 8.84 ft on 05/21/2017
(4) 8.79 ft on 08/13/2016
(5) 9.98 ft on 07/19/2016
(6) 9.37 ft on 05/02/2016
(7) 9.48 ft on 02/22/2016
(8) 13.35 ft on 12/15/2015
(9) 11.69 ft on 09/10/2015
(10) 8.90 ft on 09/01/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.70 ft on 09/21/1988
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23 Water reaches the road surface of the Northwest 70th Avenue bridge.
22.4 Water affects the low part of the west approach to the Northwest 70th Avenue bridge.
18 Water reaches the bottom of the Northwest 70th Avenue bridge deck.
16 Water affects the east approach of the Northwest 70th Avenue bridge.
14 Highway R22 floods south of Iowa 141. Highway F31 west of Granger floods.
12 The west river bank overflows just south of the Northwest 70th Avenue bridge.
10 Water flows through the pedestrian underpass at NW 62nd Street.
9 Beaver Creek goes out of its banks at the meanders just north of NW 62nd Street.

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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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Des Moines, IA 50131
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