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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cedar River at Vinton 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: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.70 ft on 06/12/2008
(2) 21.80 ft on 09/26/2016
(3) 19.30 ft on 03/30/1961
(4) 19.20 ft on 04/04/1993
(5) 18.59 ft on 06/01/2013
(6) 18.40 ft on 05/26/2004
(7) 18.05 ft on 04/09/1965
(8) 18.00 ft on 07/24/1999
(9) 17.81 ft on 06/23/2014
(10) 17.72 ft on 03/17/2019 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.97 ft on 06/25/2020 (P)
(2) 17.72 ft on 03/17/2019 (P)
(3) 21.80 ft on 09/26/2016
(4) 12.37 ft on 06/27/2015
(5) 17.81 ft on 06/23/2014
(6) 18.59 ft on 06/01/2013
(7) 8.28 ft on 05/09/2012
(8) 13.44 ft on 03/27/2011
(9) 15.95 ft on 03/16/2010
(10) 24.70 ft on 06/12/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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22 Several blocks near 1st, 2nd, 3rd streets, Riverside Drive and 6th Ave are under water in Vinton affecting homes and businesses. Hinkle Creek backs up closing access over the creek via W 3rd and W 4th Streets. Several homes and businesses are inundated by water from Hinkle Creek.
19.5 Water is at the bottom of the Iowa State Highway 150 bridge.
19 Major Flood Stage. Highway 150 is under water in Vinton and the bridge over the Cedar River is closed.
18 Moderate Flood Stage. Water affects the lowest parts of Riverside Drive, and portions of East 2nd Street and North 3rd Avenue in Vinton.
17.5 Flood protection measures such as road closures and sandbagging begin. Water affects the intersections of East 2nd Street and 3rd Avenue and North 3rd Avenue and East 3rd Street in Vinton.
15 Minor Flood Stage. Agricultural and low land flooding is ongoing. Water affects much of 22nd Avenue Road northwest of Vinton.
13 Water affects the lowest part of 22nd Avenue Road northwest of Vinton.
12.5 Water affects the lowest part of 22nd Avenue Road northwest of Vinton.
10 Water affects low lying agricultural land north of Vinton. Water is flowing through the overflow channel north of the main channel on Highway 150.
8.5 Flow may begin into the overflow channel north of the main channel on Highway 150.

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