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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Iowa River at Columbus Jct 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: 26.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 32.30 ft on 06/15/2008
(2) 28.30 ft on 07/07/1993
(3) 27.67 ft on 07/03/2014
(4) 25.82 ft on 04/19/2013
(5) 25.29 ft on 09/30/2016
(6) 24.80 ft on 10/01/2016
(7) 24.32 ft on 10/09/2018
(8) 24.28 ft on 05/30/2004
(9) 24.21 ft on 03/21/2019 (P)
(10) 23.91 ft on 09/08/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.21 ft on 03/21/2019 (P)
(2) 24.32 ft on 10/09/2018
(3) 23.91 ft on 09/08/2018
(4) 24.80 ft on 10/01/2016
(5) 25.29 ft on 09/30/2016
(6) 19.08 ft on 06/17/2015
(7) 27.67 ft on 07/03/2014
(8) 25.82 ft on 04/19/2013
(9) 19.38 ft on 02/19/2011
(10) 32.30 ft on 06/15/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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36 Water goes over the Iowa State Highway 92 bridge roadway.
31.8 Water reaches the lowest portion of the midspan of the Iowa State Highway 92 bridge.
31.3 Water reaches the lowest portion of the west abutment of the Iowa State Highway 92 bridge.
31 Water is over the west approach to the Iowa State Highway 92 bridge. Water also reaches the lowest portion of the east abutment of the Iowa State Highway 92 bridge.
27.2 Water goes over Iowa State Highway 92.
26.8 Water begins rising onto Iowa State Highway 92.
26.5 Major Flood Stage. Water goes over U.S. Highway 61 downstream of Columbus Junction.
25.1 Water reaches the old railroad bridge on the south side of the Fairgrounds.
25 Moderate Flood Stage. Intersection of Highway G36 and 165th St is underwater and closed.
23 Flood Stage. Water affects residential property along the river south of the Iowa Highway 92 Bridge. Locust St is closed at the bridge over Monkey Run.

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