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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Skunk River near Oskaloosa 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: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 28.5
Flood Stage: 24.5
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.40 ft on 08/16/2010
(2) 25.80 ft on 05/01/1944
(3) 24.78 ft on 07/15/1993
(4) 24.61 ft on 06/12/2008
(5) 23.34 ft on 07/07/2014
(6) 23.33 ft on 07/06/2014
(7) 23.28 ft on 06/02/2013
(8) 23.05 ft on 06/23/1990
(9) 22.84 ft on 06/24/1998
(10) 22.76 ft on 09/06/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.05 ft on 06/17/2022
(2) 13.63 ft on 03/04/2021
(3) 18.75 ft on 06/10/2020
(4) 22.32 ft on 03/17/2019
(5) 22.76 ft on 09/06/2018
(6) 17.22 ft on 01/24/2017
(7) 19.97 ft on 01/22/2017
(8) 22.68 ft on 12/18/2015
(9) 19.41 ft on 06/27/2015
(10) 23.34 ft on 07/07/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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30 Water affects US 63.
25 The Oskaloosa water plant levee is overtopped with water into maintenance bay floor.
24.5 Iowa 92 east of Oskaloosa is threatened.
23.2 Water affects Highway T14 north of Pella...just south of the Marion-Jasper County line.
23 Secondary roads near US 63 and Iowa 92 flood.
21 Widespread flooding of agricultural and lowland areas occurs.
17 Water affects agricultural land.
15 The park on the south bank near the US 63 bridge floods.

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