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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Little Sioux River at Cherokee 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: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.40 ft on 03/14/2019
(2) 27.90 ft on 05/27/2013
(3) 27.30 ft on 06/27/2010
(4) 27.20 ft on 04/07/1965
(5) 27.08 ft on 07/18/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.71 ft on 05/18/2023
(2) 16.38 ft on 05/28/2020
(3) 28.40 ft on 03/14/2019
(4) 27.00 ft on 09/21/2018
(5) 19.83 ft on 05/04/2016
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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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29 water reaches the IFC sensor feed-horn
27 numerous homes and businesses are isolated or flooded in Cherokee, and Highway 59 south of Cherokee is flooded.
24 County Highway C38E is closed due to flooding, and the water reaches the northwest corner of 2nd Street and Beech Street in Cherokee. Water also reaches the front of the B&H feed store. County Road C44 between Highway 159 and County Road L56 is flooded.
23 some areas in the extreme southeast corner of Cherokee will begin to flood.
22.5 Highway 59 south of Cherokee begins to get water over the road.
22 East Main Street on the far east end of Cherokee begins flooding.
21 Old Highway 5 East begins to flood, and some homes, businesses, and roads in Cherokee begin flooding.
19 the north bank of the river overflows.
18 Cherokee city park begins to flood on the south bank of the river.
17 minor lowland flooding begins, and Cherokee County Rescue mobilizes and sets up the flood control center.
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