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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 Correctionville 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: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 29.34 ft on 06/23/1891
(2) 26.45 ft on 03/15/2019
(3) 25.86 ft on 04/07/1965
(4) 25.35 ft on 05/28/2013
(5) 24.39 ft on 06/20/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.64 ft on 05/28/2020
(2) 26.45 ft on 03/15/2019
(3) 24.30 ft on 09/24/2018
(4) 13.66 ft on 05/27/2017
(5) 17.78 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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26 the bridge on County Road L36 northwest of Correctionville is overtopped.
23.8 major agricultural flooding on the east side of the river begins, and water will spread 1/4 mile east and affect highway L27.
23.5 the water reaches the bottom of the bridge on County Road L36 northwest of Correctionville, the southern portions of Correctionville will be significantly affected by flooding, and many sewers, homes, and roads will be flooded.
23 Iowa Highway 31 North begins flooding. If Bacon Creek between Correctionville and Cushing is also running high, water will begin backing up Bacon Creek and flood the southern portions of Correctionville along and north of County Road D22.
22.8 Iowa Highway 31 South will begin flooding.
22 some homes and businesses southwest of the gauging location will begin flooding.
19 significant amounts of agricultural land are flooded.
16 the lower left bank of the river overflows with minor flooding of some of the low lying agricultural lands.
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