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Graphical forecasts are not available for the Big Sioux River at Hawarden. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.92 ft on 06/17/2014
(2) 24.90 ft on 05/10/1993
(3) 24.70 ft on 09/27/2010
(4) 24.60 ft on 04/09/1969
(5) 24.20 ft on 06/23/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 27.92 ft on 06/17/2014
(2) 19.40 ft on 05/27/2013
(3) 17.20 ft on 05/10/2012
(4) 20.30 ft on 03/26/2011
(5) 24.70 ft on 09/27/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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23 Water backs up into the park in Hawarden, and some basements and sewers could begin to have problems.
21.5 Iowa Highway 10 begins to flood.
20 Some farm houses on the South Dakota side of the river are isolated by high water.
19 South Dakota Highway 46 begins to flood.
15 Agricultural flooding begins on the South Dakota side of the river.
12 The lowest banks overflow and begin to flood into sloughs.
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