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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 Oakville are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.22 ft on 06/14/2008
(2) 19.22 ft on 07/04/2014
(3) 17.57 ft on 06/01/2019
(4) 17.26 ft on 04/20/2013
(5) 17.26 ft on 05/31/2019
(6) 16.27 ft on 09/30/2016
(7) 15.13 ft on 09/09/2018
(8) 13.90 ft on 02/18/2011
(9) 13.70 ft on 06/29/2020
(10) 13.61 ft on 03/20/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.70 ft on 06/29/2020
(2) 17.57 ft on 06/01/2019
(3) 17.26 ft on 05/31/2019
(4) 15.13 ft on 09/09/2018
(5) 9.74 ft on 04/07/2017
(6) 16.27 ft on 09/30/2016
(7) 10.64 ft on 06/17/2015
(8) 11.05 ft on 03/11/2015
(9) 19.22 ft on 07/04/2014
(10) 17.26 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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20 Major Flood Stage. Water nears the top of the levee in Oakville.
15 Moderate Flood Stage. Water affects the south approach to the Iowa Highway 99 bridge near Oakville.
12 Flooding of agricultural land is ongoing. Several county roads are under water and closed.
11.5 River Road is under water and the water is a few feet up onto the levee.
11 Flood Stage. Flood waters begin to impact agricultural land.
10 Low lying areas begin taking on water.

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