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Boating safety tips are available from the U.S. Coast Guard.

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


USGS 05484900 Raccoon River at Fleur Drive at Des Moines, IA


Polk County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100006
Latitude  41°34'54", Longitude  93°38'34" NAD27
Drainage area 3,625  square miles
Gage datum 780.70 feet above NGVD29
Location of the site in Iowa