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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 Muscatine are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.61 ft on 07/09/1993
(2) 24.81 ft on 04/29/1965
(3) 24.52 ft on 06/02/2019
(4) 24.42 ft on 06/17/2008
(5) 24.33 ft on 05/03/2019 (P)
(6) 23.75 ft on 07/05/2014
(7) 23.50 ft on 04/25/2001
(8) 22.31 ft on 05/02/2023 (P)
(9) 21.95 ft on 04/10/2019 (P)
(10) 21.87 ft on 04/23/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.31 ft on 05/02/2023 (P)
(2) 24.52 ft on 06/02/2019
(3) 24.33 ft on 05/03/2019 (P)
(4) 21.95 ft on 04/10/2019 (P)
(5) 18.80 ft on 05/12/2018
(6) 18.20 ft on 06/01/2017
(7) 17.67 ft on 09/30/2016
(8) 15.31 ft on 06/18/2015
(9) 23.75 ft on 07/05/2014
(10) 21.86 ft on 04/22/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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27.5 Water reaches the top of the Muscatine flood wall.
25 Water reaches the top of the Bay Island and Drury levees.
24 Water is at the front steps of the Hotel Muscatine and on Mississippi Drive at Pine Street.
23.5 Water affects Mississippi Drive at Chestnut Street, as well as industries in New Boston.
22.5 Water affects Mississippi Drive at Iowa Street.
22 Water affects the lowest downtown businesses, Mississippi Drive at Sycamore Street, and 5th Street at Mad Creek.
21.5 Water affects Mississippi Drive at Cedar Street.
21 Riverside Park is entirely under water.
20.5 Water affects Mississippi Drive at Mulberry Street.
20 Water affects 5th Street at the Mad Creek bridge as well as the Pearl Street Station.
19.5 Water affects industries just north of the flood wall along Mad Creek.
19 Water affects marina buildings in Muscatine. Water affects Mississippi Drive at Walnut Street.
18 Water affects most of the Riverside Park parking lot.
16 Water affects the lower portion of the Riverside Park parking lot.

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