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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Keokuk are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Gregory Landing
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 17.5
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.58 ft on 07/10/1993
(2) 26.95 ft on 06/17/2008
(3) 25.60 ft on 05/30/2019
(4) 23.50 ft on 05/02/2019
(5) 23.50 ft on 04/23/1973
(6) 23.38 ft on 07/07/2014
(7) 22.94 ft on 05/14/2001
(8) 22.20 ft on 04/20/2013
(9) 22.14 ft on 05/01/1965
(10) 21.83 ft on 04/04/1960
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.71 ft on 05/05/2023 (P)
(2) 25.60 ft on 05/30/2019
(3) 23.50 ft on 05/02/2019
(4) 19.78 ft on 04/11/2019
(5) 16.91 ft on 09/11/2018
(6) 16.19 ft on 06/02/2017
(7) 16.84 ft on 12/28/2015
(8) 16.50 ft on 06/27/2015
(9) 23.38 ft on 07/07/2014
(10) 22.20 ft on 04/20/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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30 Water reaches the top of the Keokuk city levee that protects industrial area along Mississippi Drive south of Victory Park.
27 Water affects residences in Nauvoo and reaches the top of the levee protecting the historical Nauvoo House.
25.5 Water affects the railroad tracks in downtown Keokuk.
24 Water affects low lying buildings in Hamilton and affects U.S. Highway 136 near the Mississippi River bridge. Water also affects Keokuks sewage treatment plant.
23 Water affects Illinois Highway 96 between Nauvoo and Hamilton.
22 Water affects the Warsaw water treatment plant.
21.2 Lock and Dam 19 is closed.
21 Water affects Keokuks Victory Drive.
20 Water affects the industrial area in Keokuk south of the city levee and affects the parking lot at Victory Park as well as much of the park. In Alexandria, water affects U.S. Highway 61 in several places.
19.5 Water reaches critical stage for Des Moines and Mississippi Levee District Number 1.
19 Water affects low lying buildings in Warsaw and affects County Road 12.
18.4 U.S. Highway 61 closes at the bridge over the Des Moines River between Alexandria and Keokuk.
16 Water affects low lying buildings in rural areas. Water affects the railroad tracks in Alexandria.

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