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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 Palo 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: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15.5
Flood Stage: 12.5
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.22 ft on 06/13/2008
(2) 18.07 ft on 09/27/2016
(3) 15.67 ft on 06/01/2013
(4) 15.38 ft on 03/18/2019 (P)
(5) 15.00 ft on 06/24/2014
(6) 14.18 ft on 03/17/2010
(7) 13.99 ft on 06/25/2020 (P)
(8) 12.37 ft on 03/28/2011
(9) 11.49 ft on 06/28/2015
(10) 11.35 ft on 01/25/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.99 ft on 06/25/2020 (P)
(2) 15.38 ft on 03/18/2019 (P)
(3) 11.35 ft on 01/25/2017
(4) 18.07 ft on 09/27/2016
(5) 11.49 ft on 06/28/2015
(6) 15.00 ft on 06/24/2014
(7) 15.67 ft on 06/01/2013
(8) 7.60 ft on 05/10/2012
(9) 12.37 ft on 03/28/2011
(10) 14.18 ft on 03/17/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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23.22 Water reaches the box culvert on Vinton Street east of the railroad tracks in Palo.
21.1 Water reaches the bridge deck on 1st Street in Palo.
18.5 Water reaches the box culvert on West Main Street in Palo.
17.8 Water reaches Blairs Ferry Road east of 1st Street in Palo.
17 Major Flood Stage. Residences across the eastern part of the city of Palo are affected by flood waters.
16.5 Water reaches the bottom of the bridge deck on Blairs Ferry Road.
15.5 Moderate Flood Stage. Water reaches residences along Dry Creek in Palo.
15 The walking bridge from East Main Street to 1st Street in Palo is impacted by flood waters. Trails along the river are under water.
14.3 The boat ramp just west of the Blairs Ferry Road bridge is closed.
14 Dry Creek begins to back up into the City of Palo due to high water on the Cedar River.
13.5 Chain Bridge Road accessing the boat ramp is closed.
13 Portions of Linn Drive in Palo are affected by flood waters.
12.5 Minor Flood Stage. The Chain Lakes area is affected by flood waters.

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