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

USGS 05464420 Cedar River at Blairs Ferry Road at Palo, IA


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NOTE: Real-time data for water quality parameter nitrate unavailable during the winter season.

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Iowa WSC Gage Network

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This station managed by the Iowa City Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
All 9 Available Parameters for this site
00010 Temperature, water, YSI EXO3 2012-10-13  2018-11-17
00060 Discharge 2009-03-26  2018-11-17
00065 Gage height 2017-09-01  2018-11-17
00095 Specific cond at 25C, YSI EXO3 2018-08-03  2018-11-17
00300 Dissolved oxygen, YSI EXO3 2018-08-03  2018-11-17
00301 Diss oxygen,%saturtn, YSI EXO3 2018-08-03  2018-11-17
63158 Stream level, NGVD 2017-09-01  2018-11-17
63680 Turbidity, Form Neph, YSI EXO3 2018-08-03  2018-11-17
99133 NO3+NO2,water,insitu 2012-10-14  2018-11-17

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 8360 11-17-2018   13:15 CST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Nov 17 based on 9 years of record more
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776 1590 2420 3340 5890 6470 8360

Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 7.19 11-17-2018   13:15 CST
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