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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 at Jackson 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: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12.5
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.45 ft on 04/11/1969
(2) 18.62 ft on 04/06/1965
(3) 17.43 ft on 06/08/1953
(4) 16.87 ft on 09/25/2010
(5) 16.67 ft on 07/07/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.64 ft on 04/04/2020
(2) 14.08 ft on 03/24/2019
(3) 13.92 ft on 07/08/2018
(4) 10.50 ft on 05/26/2017
(5) 10.69 ft on 05/10/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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16 the highest levees in Jackson are overtopped causing major flooding of roads, homes, and businesses in Jackson.
14 Highway 71 will begin flooding, and flooding begins to affect homes and businesses along the non-leveed portions of the river in Jackson.
13.5 the lower levees in Jackson are overtopped.
12.5 the park and softball fields in Jackson begin to flood.
12 some township roads begin flooding and flooding of crop and pasture lands becomes more widespread.
10 flooding of lowland agricultural areas and low-water crossings begins.
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