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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the West Fork Des Moines River near Avoca are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - above Windom
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 1428
Moderate Flood Stage: 1426
Flood Stage: 1425
Action Stage: 1423
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,430.20 ft on 07/05/2018
(2) 1,428.56 ft on 03/25/2019
(3) 1,426.71 ft on 03/06/2020
(4) 1,425.67 ft on 04/15/2023
(5) 1,424.57 ft on 05/16/2022
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,425.67 ft on 04/15/2023
(2) 1,424.57 ft on 05/16/2022
(3) 1,422.03 ft on 10/29/2021
(4) 1,426.71 ft on 03/06/2020
(5) 1,428.56 ft on 03/25/2019
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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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1431.5 The bridges on 260th Ave and also 290th Ave are overtopped.
1429 The bridge at the gage location on County Rd 6 is overtopped and the lowest portions of 290th Ave and also 61st St begin to flood.
1428 County Road 6 and County Road 44 begin to flood, and there is widespread significant flooding of crop and pasture land.
1426 Significant amounts of crop and pasture land are flooded.
1425 Lower pasture and farm land begin flooding.
1423 The lowest banks begin to be overtopped.
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