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  • UPDATE, 11/9: As of November 8, the USGS has successfully restored all of the operational gages that stopped transmitting due to an issue with the satellite telemetry system that records and transmits data. The USGS will now focus on restoring other equipment that experienced the telemetry issues, including about 85 rapid deployment gages that are used periodically for emergency response. Read more
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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 06604000 Spirit Lake near Orleans, IA


Dickinson County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 10230003
Latitude  43°28'11", Longitude  95°07'25" NAD27
Drainage area 75.6  square miles
Gage datum 1,387.25 feet above NGVD29
Location of the site in Iowa