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NOTE: Station Numbers for Iowa precipitation gages have changed (see list).

NOTE: The Iowa Water Science Center has transitioned to a new data management software package. While you may not have noticed this transition, some sites may have problems or delays in being updated. We are actively monitoring these conditions and are resolving them as quickly as possible. See the Dec 8 news entry for more information at: https://help.waterdata.usgs.gov/news


Current Conditions for Iowa: Streamflow -- 202 site(s) found

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION





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Station
Number
Station name Date/Time Gage
height,
feet
Dis-
charge,
ft3/s
Long-
term
median
flow
5/22
Group Undefined
05420400 Mississippi River at Lock and Dam 13 nr Fulton, IL  05/22 18:30 CDT 11.69 --     --- 
06485500 BIG SIOUX R AT AKRON,IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 15.53 7,620 1,170 
06485950 BIG SIOUX RIVER AT SIOUX CITY, IA  05/12 07:30 CDT 14.70 3,720 3,420 
Group Upper Mississippi Basin
05387320 Upper Iowa River at Lime Springs, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 6.24 --     --- 
05387405 Upper Iowa River at Kendallville, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 5.77 --     --- 
05387440 Upper Iowa River at Bluffton, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 5.21 1,080 368 
05387490 Dry Run Creek near Decorah, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 14.76 --     --- 
05387500 Upper Iowa River at Decorah, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 3.64 1,210 290 
05388250 Upper Iowa River near Dorchester, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 9.33 1,910 694 
05388310 Waterloo Creek near Dorchester, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 7.36 --     --- 
05389000 Yellow River near Ion, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 6.11 413 122 
05389400 Bloody Run Creek near Marquette, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 4.24 50.8 23.0 
05389500 Mississippi River at McGregor, IA 
      [stage-only period of record]  05/22 18:15 CDT 13.93 --     --- 
05411500 Mississippi River at Clayton, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 16.02 --     --- 
Group Turkey-Maquoketa Basin
05411600 Turkey River at Spillville, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 4.86 671 91.0 
05411850 Turkey River near Eldorado, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 8.89 2,500 589 
05411900 Otter Creek at Elgin, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 3.17 81.6 26.0 
05412020 Turkey River above French Hollow Cr at Elkader, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 8.77 2,810 872 
05412400 Volga River at Littleport, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 6.16 815 311 
05412500 Turkey River at Garber, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 10.89 4,260 925 
05414400 Middle Fk Little Maquoketa R nr Rickardsville, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 9.87 --     --- 
05416900 Maquoketa River at Manchester, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 5.75 547 232 
05418400 North Fork Maquoketa River near Fulton, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 4.07 460 359 
05418500 Maquoketa River near Maquoketa, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 12.92 1,910 955 
05418720 Maquoketa River near Green Island, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 8.04 Bkw 1,390 
Group Mississippi-Wapsipinison-Crow Basin
05420460 Beaver Slough at 3rd Street at Clinton, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 16.72 --     --- 
05420500 Mississippi River at Clinton, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 14.15 103,000 71,900 
05420680 Wapsipinicon River near Tripoli, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 12.40 1,560 194 
05420850 Little Wapsipinicon River near Oran, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 84.13 --     --- 
05421000 Wapsipinicon River at Independence, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 7.22 3,110 583 
05421740 Wapsipinicon River near Anamosa, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 9.37 3,480 1,950 
05421760 Wapsipinicon River at Oxford Mills, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 7.17 --     --- 
05421890 Silver Creek at Welton, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 81.75 --     --- 
05422000 Wapsipinicon River near De Witt, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 9.70 4,310 1,840 
05422470 Crow Creek at Bettendorf, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 4.06 --     --- 
05422600 Duck Creek at DC Golf Course at Davenport, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 4.32 77.2 56.0 
Group Iowa Basin
05448400 West Main Drainage Ditch 1 and 2 near Britt, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 77.79 --     --- 
05449500 Iowa River near Rowan, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 9.74 1,470 224 
05451080 South Fork Iowa River near Blairsburg, IA 
      [downstream pressure sensor]  05/22 18:00 CDT 5.32 --     --- 
      [upstream pressure sensor]  05/22 18:00 CDT 5.33 --     --- 
05451210 South Fork Iowa River NE of New Providence, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 5.79 745 192 
05451500 Iowa River at Marshalltown, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 14.73 4,510 999 
05451700 Timber Creek near Marshalltown, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 5.64 338 87.0 
05451770 Iowa River at County Highway E49 near Tama, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 9.98 5,820 1,790 
05451900 Richland Creek near Haven, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 11.93 125 38.0 
05451955 Stein Creek near Clutier, IA  05/22 17:30 CDT 67.55 --     --- 
05452000 Salt Creek near Elberon, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 8.15 328 137 
05452200 Walnut Creek near Hartwick, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 3.17 93.5 54.0 
05452500 Iowa River near Belle Plaine, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 13.69 5,580 1,429 
05453000 Big Bear Creek at Ladora, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 13.02 343 145 
05453100 Iowa River at Marengo, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 13.65 5,480 2,300 
05453200 Price Creek at Amana, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 80.85 --     --- 
05453520 Iowa River below Coralville Dam nr Coralville, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 53.44 5,920 3,330 
05454000 Rapid Creek near Iowa City, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 4.64 43.7 14.0 
05454090 Muddy Creek at Coralville, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 2.65 11.6 6.10 
05454220 Clear Creek near Oxford, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 4.46 136 57.0 
05454300 Clear Creek near Coralville, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 3.47 232 60.0 
05454500 Iowa River at Iowa City, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 16.22 6,530 3,660 
05455010 South Branch Ralston Creek at Iowa City, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 1.93 --     --- 
05455100 Old Mans Creek near Iowa City, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 5.25 464 116 
05455230 Deep River at Deep River, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 67.77 --     --- 
05455500 English River at Kalona, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 7.92 1,190 317 
05455700 Iowa River near Lone Tree, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 11.52 9,240 4,470 
05465500 Iowa River at Wapello, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 18.27 21,800 11,400 
05465700 Iowa River at Oakville, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 8.43 23,900 15,800 
Group Cedar Basin
05457440 Deer Creek near Carpenter, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 79.76 --     --- 
05457505 Cedar River at Osage, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 17.19 --     --- 
05457700 Cedar River at Charles City, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 5.83 3,030 720 
05458000 Little Cedar River near Ionia, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 6.24 894 160 
05458300 Cedar River at Waverly, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 5.31 --     --- 
      [from VELQ]  05/22 18:15 CDT -- 4,190 1,580 
05458500 Cedar River at Janesville, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 4.73 4,370 887 
05458900 West Fork Cedar River at Finchford, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 11.59 3,220 631 
05459490 Spring Creek near Mason City, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 81.97 --     --- 
05459500 Winnebago River at Mason City, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 5.71 1,460 275 
05460000 Clear Lake at Clear Lake, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 5.19 --     --- 
05460400 Shell Rock River near Rockford, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 12.91 --     --- 
05462000 Shell Rock River at Shell Rock, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 11.00 5,440 1,220 
05463000 Beaver Creek at New Hartford, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 6.22 981 203 
05463050 Cedar River at Cedar Falls, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 86.62 13,500 5,010 
05463500 Black Hawk Creek at Hudson, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 9.07 785 183 
05464000 Cedar River at Waterloo, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 9.38 14,400 3,479 
05464220 Wolf Creek near Dysart, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 4.30 729 310 
05464315 Cedar River at Vinton, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 9.89 14,300 6,520 
05464420 Cedar River at Blairs Ferry Road at Palo, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 9.10 15,600 7,310 
05464500 Cedar River at Cedar Rapids, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 7.39 14,800 4,089 
05464730 Cedar River below Indian Creek at Cedar Rapids, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 8.70 15,200 5,510 
05464780 Cedar River at Cedar Bluff, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 10.55 14,800 6,560 
0546494140 WB Wapsinonoc Cr abv Baker Ave at West Branch, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 5.16 --     --- 
0546494150 Unnamed Trb to WB Wapsinonoc Cr at West Branch, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 3.83 --     --- 
0546494170 WB Wapsinonoc Cr at College St at West Branch, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 3.13 13.3 3.00 
05464942 Hoover Cr at Hoover Nat Hist Site, West Branch, IA  05/22 13:45 CDT 1.81 8.64 2.90 
05465000 Cedar River near Conesville, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 11.32 15,000 6,150 
Group Skunk-Lower Mississippi Basin
05469860 Mud Lake Drainage Ditch 71 at Jewell, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 82.20 --     --- 
05469990 Keigley Branch near Story City, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 84.38 --     --- 
05470000 South Skunk River near Ames, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 6.02 1,200 197 
05470500 Squaw Creek at Ames, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 3.35 601 163 
05471000 South Skunk River below Squaw Creek near Ames, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 14.47 1,800 382 
05471050 South Skunk River at Colfax, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 12.44 2,780 748 
05471200 Indian Creek near Mingo, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 6.42 838 231 
05471500 South Skunk River near Oskaloosa, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 16.44 5,370 1,200 
05472390 Middle Creek near Lacey, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 76.43 --     --- 
05472500 North Skunk River near Sigourney, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 9.83 1,430 431 
05473065 Skunk River at Merrimac, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 9.44 7,120 2,280 
05473400 Cedar Creek near Oakland Mills, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 5.34 402 173 
05473450 Big Creek North of Mount Pleasant, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 3.65 30.2 32.0 
05474000 Skunk River at Augusta, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 7.65 8,250 2,200 
Group Upper Des Moines Basin
05476500 Des Moines River at Estherville, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 7.68 --     --- 
05476590 Des Moines River at Emmetsburg, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 8.49 4,170 880 
05476735 Pilot Creek at County Hwy P15 near Rolfe, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 7.04 --     --- 
05476750 Des Moines River at Humboldt, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 9.41 6,170 1,400 
05478265 East Fork Des Moines River near Algona, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 14.96 3,190 1,419 
05479000 East Fork Des Moines River at Dakota City, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 13.07 3,810 732 
05480080 Lizard Creek near Fort Dodge, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 8.51 --     --- 
05480500 Des Moines River at Fort Dodge, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 9.72 14,000 2,430 
05480820 Boone River near Goldfield, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 14.68 1,810 357 
05480930 White Fox Creek at Clarion, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 85.66 --     --- 
05481000 Boone River near Webster City, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 6.49 3,140 531 
05481300 Des Moines River near Stratford, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 15.22 16,400 4,550 
05481510 Bluff Creek at Pilot Mound, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 82.10 --     --- 
05481650 Des Moines River near Saylorville, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 13.42 13,800 6,800 
05481950 Beaver Creek near Grimes, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 8.74 1,600 329 
05482000 Des Moines River at 2nd Avenue at Des Moines, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 19.36 15,900 7,540 
Group Raccoon Basin
05482300 North Raccoon River near Sac City, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 14.90 3,700 484 
05482315 Black Hawk Lake at Lake View, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 8.34 --     --- 
05482430 North Raccoon River near Lanesboro, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 17.26 --     --- 
05482500 North Raccoon River near Jefferson, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 13.64 9,080 903 
05483318 Brushy Fork Creek near Templeton, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 68.53 --     --- 
05483349 Middle Raccoon River Tributary at Carroll, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 15.97 --     --- 
05483450 Middle Raccoon River near Bayard, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 14.12 1,210 303 
05483470 Lake Panorama at Panora, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 45.49 --     --- 
05483600 Middle Raccoon River at Panora, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 6.89 1,800 275 
05484000 South Raccoon River at Redfield, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 7.01 3,530 556 
05484500 Raccoon River at Van Meter, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 12.62 13,900 1,930 
05484600 Raccoon River near West Des Moines, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 36.56 --     --- 
05484650 Raccoon River at 63rd Street at Des Moines, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 31.52 13,500 3,660 
05484800 Walnut Creek at Des Moines, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 4.08 125 61.0 
05484900 Raccoon River at Fleur Drive at Des Moines, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 11.70 14,300 3,580 
Group Lower Des Moines-Fox Basin
05485500 Des Moines River blw Raccoon Riv at Des Moines, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 23.95 28,500 11,300 
05485605 Fourmile Creek near Ankeny, IA DS1  05/22 18:15 CDT 2.66 131 52.0 
05485640 Fourmile Creek at Des Moines, IA  05/22 17:30 CDT 4.85 197 81.0 
05486000 North River near Norwalk, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 12.13 1,010 192 
05486490 Middle River near Indianola, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 10.94 1,390 236 
05487470 South River near Ackworth, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 7.48 487 107 
05487520 Des Moines River near Swan, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 52.90 --     --- 
      [STGQ]  05/22 18:15 CDT -- 25,000 17,900 
05487980 White Breast Creek near Dallas, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 7.03 180 77.0 
05488110 Des Moines River near Pella, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 93.46 22,200 18,100 
05488200 English Creek near Knoxville, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 9.02 38.4 24.0 
05488500 Des Moines River near Tracy, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 9.49 22,000 17,500 
05489000 Cedar Creek near Bussey, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 5.69 168 80.0 
05489500 Des Moines River at Ottumwa, IA  05/22 18:20 CDT 8.40 22,100 17,200 
05490500 Des Moines River at Keosauqua, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 16.47 23,100 17,600 
05494300 Fox River at Bloomfield, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 2.65 9.25 8.90 
Group Big Sioux Basin
06483290 Rock River below Tom Creek at Rock Rapids, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 11.36 1,960 435 
06483495 Burr Oak Creek near Perkins, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 11.77 --     --- 
06483500 Rock River near Rock Valley, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 9.96 3,280 488 
Group Upper Missouri-Perry-Floyd-Monona-Harrison Basin
06486000 Missouri River at Sioux City, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 13.80 33,000 31,500 
06599900 Perry Creek near Millnerville, IA 
      [stage-only period of record]  05/22 17:45 CDT 1.64 --     --- 
06599950 Perry Creek near Hinton, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 16.92 --     --- 
      [flood alert, 17.57 approx min]  01/24 09:20 CST 17.58 --     --- 
06600000 Perry Creek at 38th Street at Sioux City, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 6.82 --     --- 
06600030 Little Floyd River near Sanborn, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 82.54 --     --- 
06600100 Floyd River at Alton, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 9.42 898 93.0 
06600500 Floyd River at James, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 13.56 2,160 260 
06601200 Missouri River at Decatur, NE  05/22 18:00 CDT 22.28 35,600 32,400 
06602020 West Fork Ditch at Hornick, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 10.36 628 125 
06602190 Elliott Creek at Lawton, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 73.03 --     --- 
06602400 Monona-Harrison Ditch near Turin, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 8.46 1,000 286 
Group Little Sioux-Soldier Basin
06604000 Spirit Lake near Orleans, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 14.99 --     --- 
06604200 West Okoboji Lake at Lakeside Lab near Milford, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 5.05 --     --- 
06604440 Little Sioux River at 300th St near Spencer, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 9.72 1,560 229 
06605000 Ocheyedan River near Spencer, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 9.04 2,170 302 
06605750 Willow Creek near Cornell, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 85.10 --     --- 
06605850 Little Sioux River at Linn Grove, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 18.44 3,710 1,080 
06606600 Little Sioux River at Correctionville, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 13.29 5,390 1,090 
06607200 Maple River at Mapleton, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 9.35 2,090 342 
06607500 Little Sioux River near Turin, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 15.30 8,250 1,770 
06608500 Soldier River at Pisgah, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 6.18 1,000 129 
Group Boyer-Middle Missouri Basin
06609100 Missouri River at Blair, NE  05/22 18:00 CDT 19.36 --     --- 
06609500 Boyer River at Logan, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 9.34 3,340 364 
06609560 Willow Creek near Soldier, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 68.09 --     --- 
06610000 Missouri River at Omaha, NE  05/22 18:00 CDT 21.17 53,800 35,000 
06807000 Missouri River at Nebraska City, NE  05/22 18:00 CDT 18.53 88,000 43,700 
Group Nishnabotna-Lower Missouri Basin
06805600 Missouri River at Plattsmouth, NE  05/22 18:15 CDT 24.20 --     --- 
06807410 West Nishnabotna River at Hancock, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 6.66 2,160 386 
06808500 West Nishnabotna River at Randolph, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 13.96 4,980 855 
06808820 West Nishnabotna River near Riverton, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 18.88 5,920 1,310 
06809210 East Nishnabotna River near Atlantic, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 6.64 1,670 290 
06809500 East Nishnabotna River at Red Oak, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 11.58 3,690 501 
06810000 Nishnabotna River above Hamburg, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 21.07 12,600 1,450 
06810030 Main Ditch Number Six at Levee Rd near Hamburg, IA 
      [downstream pressure sensor]  05/22 18:15 CDT 908.56 --     --- 
      [upstream pressure sensor]  05/22 18:15 CDT 901.32 --     --- 
06810070 Missouri River at Brownville, NE  05/22 18:15 CDT 35.81 --     --- 
06811760 Tarkio River near Elliott, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 3.06 --     --- 
06811800 East Tarkio Creek near Stanton, IA  05/22 18:30 CDT 1.47 --     --- 
06811875 Snake Creek near Yorktown, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 81.05 --     --- 
06813500 Missouri River at Rulo, NE  05/22 18:30 CDT 20.41 113,000 46,000 
06816290 West Nodaway River at Massena, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 44.21 --     --- 
06817000 Nodaway River at Clarinda, IA  05/22 18:15 CDT 13.04 2,270 410 
Group Grand-Chariton Basin
06819185 East Fork 102 River at Bedford, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 11.56 86.9 31.0 
06898000 Thompson River at Davis City, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 3.53 1,450 269 
06903400 Chariton River near Chariton, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 6.77 94.8 21.0 
06903700 South Fork Chariton River near Promise City, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 3.51 46.7 23.0 
06903880 Rathbun Lake near Rathbun, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 905.88 --     --- 
06903900 Chariton River near Rathbun, IA  05/22 18:00 CDT 5.00 469 388 
06904010 Chariton River near Moulton, IA  05/22 17:45 CDT 21.43 447 657 

Data status codes:
  --     Parameter not determined
  Bkw     Flow affected by backwater