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River Levels in Siouxland Saturday Afternoon

Rivers Expected to Crest Through Monday

March 16, 2019 - Information current as of 4 PM from the NWS and AHPS...

Missouri River
Sioux City
Current: 28.3’ (Below Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 30.0 feet
Forecast: Cresting at 30.2’ (Minor Flood Stage) Sunday
Impacts: Some of the boat docks and marinas along the river begin to flood. Hamilton Boulevard at Exit 149 on I-29 is flooded and will be closed. Scenic Park begins to be affected by flooding.

Decatur
Current: 35.3' (Minor Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 35.0'
Forecast: Cresting at 36.4' (Minor Flood Stage) Monday. Considered a 100-year flood.
Impacts: Local marinas, boat docks, and low lying areas begin to flood.

Big Sioux River
Hawarden
Peak: 35.2’ on Friday evening (All-Time Record Crest)
Current: 32.7’ (Major Flood Stage) 
Flood Stage: 20.5’
Forecast: Falling
Impacts: Water backs up into the park in Hawarden and some basements & sewers could have problems.

Akron
Current: 23.2’ (Major Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 16.0’
Forecast: Falling
Impacts: Levees on the Iowa side in danger of being overtopped. Highway 50 near Westfield flooded and the bridge east of Jefferson, SD will be overtopped.

Sioux City
Current: 34.0’ (Below Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 32.0’
Forecast: Cresting at 35.6’ (Minor Flood Stage) Monday morning
Impacts: Agricultural land takes on water plus homes near the river may also be affected.

Little Sioux River
Cherokee
Current: 23.7’ (Moderate Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 17.0’
Forecast: Steady within Moderate Flood Stage through the weekend.
Impacts: Some areas in southeastern Cherokee will stay flooded out.

Correctionville
Current: 22.8’ (Major Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 19.0’
Forecast: Falling below Flood Stage Tuesday or Wednesday

Linn Grove
Current: 24.1’ (Major Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 18.0’
Forecast: Cresting Saturday at 24.3’
Impacts: Significant flooding along the entire stretch of the river. The city park in Sioux Rapids floods out.

Milford
Current: 17.1’ (Major Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 12.0’
Forecast: Falling below Flood Stage on Tuesday.
Impacts: 170th Avenue south of Highway 9 is flooded. Significant amounts of pasture and farm land floods out.

Spencer
Current: 15.7’ (Moderate Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 10.0’
Forecast: Falling to Minor Flood Stage through the weekend.

Turin
Peak: 29.57’ on Friday afternoon (All-Time Record Crest)
Current: 26.7’ (Minor Flood Stage) 
Flood Stage: 25.0’
Forecast: Holding at Minor Flood Stage through the weekend – then falling next week.

North Fork Elkhorn River
Pierce
Peak: 17.56’ late Wednesday night (All-Time Record Crest)
Current: 14.8’ (Moderate Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 12.0’
Forecast: Falling below flood stage Sunday.

Elkhorn River
Norfolk
Fell below flood stage Friday morning and should no longer pose a threat.

Pilger
Fell below Flood Stage Saturday morning and should no longer pose a threat.

West Point
Current: 14.2’ (Minor Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 12.0 feet
Forecast: Falling below flood stage Sunday.

Floyd River
Alton
Current: 14.3’ (Minor Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 12.0’
Forecast: Falling below flood stage Sunday.

James (Near Sioux City)
Peak: 31.48’ early Friday morning (All-Time Record Crest)
Fell below Flood Stage Friday night and should no longer pose a threat.

Le Mars
Current: 20.8’ (Minor Flood Stage) 
Flood Stage: 20.0’
Forecast: Falling below flood stage Saturday

West Fork Des Moines River
Emmetsburg
Current: 12.3’ (Minor Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 11.0’
Forecast: Slowly falling.
Impacts: Southern portions of the airport field are affected including approaches to the primary runway. Grass airstrips also inundated.

Estherville
Current: 11.3’ (Minor Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 8.0 feet
Forecast: Falling near 8.0’ this weekend – just above Minor Flood Stage.
Impacts: Mike Mickelson Park to the south of Iowa 9 is flooded out.

West Fork Ditch of Little Sioux River
Hornick
Current: No Data Available – Sensor Dislodged (All-Time Record Crest measured at 26.6’)
Flood Stage: 20.0 feet
Forecast: Falling below Flood Stage Saturday.
Impacts: City of Hornick, IA evacuated and no travel permitted into the city.

Maple River
Fell below Flood Stage on Friday and the situation will continue to improve in Mapleton and Ida Grove.

Ponca Creek
Verdel
Current: 14.1’ (Minor Flood Stage)
Flood Stage: 13.5’
Forecast: Falling below Flood Stage Saturday.
Impacts: Rayder Swanson Road floods over.


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