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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the North Raccoon River (IA) near Perry 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: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.00 ft on 07/10/1993
(2) 22.95 ft on 01/14/2018 (P)
(3) 22.70 ft on 03/20/1979
(4) 22.33 ft on 02/13/2021 (P)
(5) 21.67 ft on 06/10/2008
(6) 20.82 ft on 08/13/2010 (P)
(7) 20.78 ft on 12/17/2015
(8) 20.29 ft on 04/27/2007
(9) 20.00 ft on 06/19/1990
(10) 19.40 ft on 06/26/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.58 ft on 12/28/2022 (P)
(2) 13.51 ft on 01/31/2022 (P)
(3) 22.33 ft on 02/13/2021 (P)
(4) 12.99 ft on 03/22/2020 (P)
(5) 18.09 ft on 03/20/2019 (P)
(6) 22.95 ft on 01/14/2018 (P)
(7) 15.48 ft on 05/24/2017 (P)
(8) 20.78 ft on 12/17/2015
(9) 19.40 ft on 06/26/2015
(10) 15.28 ft on 07/03/2014 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.37 ft on 03/14/1998
(2) 2.38 ft on 09/09/2023
(3) 2.45 ft on 10/01/2017
(4) 2.45 ft on 09/03/2017
(5) 2.54 ft on 02/19/2022
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21.6 Water covers a 2 block area of Grove Street in Adel east of US 169. Water is 2 to 3 feet deep over the south entrance to the Dallas county fairgrounds off of US 169. Water covers businesses north of Adel on west side of US 169. The entrance to Island Park campground and soccer complex in Adel is covered.
20 Limited evacuations may begin in residential areas of Adel...along with extensive sandbagging.
19 Approaches to the US 169 bridge over the river north of Adel are impassable.
18 Many rural roads are affected.
17.1 Water begins impacting US 169 just north of Adel near the fairgrounds.
17 Water approaches the bottom of the US 169 bridge on the north side of Adel. Farmland northeast of Adel floods.
16.5 125th Trail north of Dawson and west of Highway P46 is affected. Water may affect portions of Highway 169 north of Adel near the fairgrounds.
16 180th Lane west of Minburn is affected by flood waters.
15 In Perry...farmland floods and the waste water treatment facility is affected. Near Adel...the fairgrounds and golf course are affected. Northwest of Adel...Sportsman Club Road and Midland Trail flood.
13 Water affects agricultural land.

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