Iowa River Levels

 

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Marshalltown - Tama - Belle Plaine - Marengo - Coralville Dam
Iowa City - Lone Tree - Columbus Junction - Wapello - Oakville
 
Iowa River at Marshalltown
Iowa River at Marshalltown
  
Flood Categories
Record22.25 feet - 7/2/2014
Major26 feet
Moderate23 feet
Minor / Flood Stage19 feet
Action Stage14 feet
  
River Level Impacts
14 feetThere is lowland flooding north of town near Iowa 14
19 feetWater affects Iowa 14 north of the river as well as Iowa 330 south of Albion
21 feetIowa 330 south of Albion is closed
22 feetWater reaches the low beams of the Iowa 14 bridge
26 feetWater reaches the top of the earthen levee along the river at Iowa 14
  
Iowa River near Tama
Iowa River near Tama Hwy E49
  
Flood Categories
Record15.2 feet - 5/28/2013
Major14 feet
Moderate13
Minor / Flood Stage12.5 feet
Action11 feet
  
River Level Impacts
12.5 feetBackwater from the Iowa River covers portions of Business 30 and South Prospect Drive in Toledo
13.6 feetWater may cover US 30 east of Le Grand
13.7 feetWater covers portions of Battleground Road and Meskwaki Road
14 feetWater covers Highway E49 between D and E Avenues
15 feetWater covers Highway E49 at Battleground Road
  
Iowa River at Belle Plaine
Iowa River at Belle Plaine
  
Flood Categories
RecordNot available
Minor / Flood Stage15 feet
Action Stage13 feet
 
River Level Impacts
13 feetWater affects 380th Street in Tama County
16 feetWater affects lowest yards on the south side of Chelsea
17.25 feetWater begins running over Highway 21 south of Belle Plaine
 
Iowa River at Marengo
**Forecast information not available for this location**
Iowa River at Marengo
 
Flood Categories
Record21.38 feet - 6/12/2008
Major19 feet
Moderate17 feet
Minor / Flood Stage15 feet
Action Stage13 feet
 
River Level Impacts
11 feetWater affects the lowest agricultural land along the river
15 feetWater reaches the bottom of the levee surrounding Marengo
19 feetHomes west of Marengo are affected by floodwaters
22 feetWater approaches the top of the levee on the south bank at Marengo
24.5Water reaches the top of the levee at the invert at Highway V66
 
Iowa River at Coralville Dam
**Forecasts are not available, only
observed stages are available for this point**
Iowa River above Coralville Dam
  
Flood Categories
RecordNot available
Minor / Flood Stage712 feet
Action Stage706.9 feet
 
River Level Impacts
689 feetRoad closures along portions of Sandy Beach Road
700 feetPortions of Swan Lake Road, Amana Road and 140th St are closed
702 feetThe west overlook boat ramp closes, including day use areas and beaches
708 feetThe intersection of Cou Falls Road and Amana Road is closed
712.1 feetThe Emergency Spillway is overtopped
 
Iowa River at Iowa City
Iowa River at Iowa City
  
Flood Categories
Record31.53 feet - 6/15/2008
Major26 feet
Moderate24.5 feet
Minor / Flood Stage23.5 feet
Action Stage21 feet
  
River Level Impacts
17.5 feetSome low lying trails along the river become inundated and are closed to pedestrian use
23.5 feet
Stevens Drive is inundated by flood waters. Sidewalks near Iowa Memorial Union. Izaak Walton Road and Sand Road are both flooded. Flood waters impact properties off Taft Speedway
26.5 feetNormandy Drive residences are evacuated
27 feetFlood protection becomes necessary at the University of Iowa
29 feetSerious flood damage occurs at the University of Iowa campus
 
Iowa River at Lone Tree
**Forecasts are issued as needed during times of 
high water, but are not routinely available**
Iowa River near Lone Tree (Tri-County Bridge)
  
Flood Categories
Record23.10 feet - 6/15/2008
Major22 feet
Moderate18.5 feet
Minor / Flood Stage16 feet
Action Stage14 feet
  
River Level Impacts
14 feetWater reaches the tops of the river banks
15 feetWater nears low lying roads and reaches agricultural levees
18.5 feetRiver Junction Access is flooded. Low lying rural roads are under water
20 feetWater reaches the bottom of the County Road W66 bridge deck
22 feetHills access is flooded. Homes on Lola Lane, Y Avenue and near the Tri-County Bridge are affected as access is cut off due to flooded roads
 
Iowa River at Columbus Junction 
**Forecasts are issued as needed during times of 
high water, but are not routinely available**
Iowa River at Columbus Jct
 
River Level Impacts
Record32.30 feet - 6/15/2008
Major26.5 feet
Moderate25 feet
Minor / Flood Stage23 feet
Action Stage19 feet
 
River Level Impacts
23 feetWater affects residential property along the river south of the Iowa Highway 92 Bridge
25 feetIntersection of Highway G36 and 165th St is underwater and closed
27.2 feetWater goes over Iowa State Highway 92
31 feetWater is over the west approach to the Iowa State Highway 92 bridge
36 feetWater goes over the Iowa State Highway 92 bridge roadway
 
Iowa River at Wapello 
**Forecasts are issued as needed during times of 
high water, but are not routinely available**
Iowa River at Wapello
 
River Level Impacts
Record32.15 feet  - 6/14/2008
Major27.5 feet
Moderate25 feet
Minor / Flood Stage21 feet
Action Stage18.5 feet
 
River Level Impacts
20 feetLow lying areas begin taking on water
22 feetWater affects residences near the U.S. Highway 61 bridge
27.5 feetWater affects U.S. Highway 61 north of Wapello
38 feetWater is at the bottom of the Iowa Highway 99 bridge at Wapello
42 feetWater overtops the Wapello levee system which extends 3.5 to 5.0 mi downstream from the city
 
Iowa River at Oakville
Iowa River at Oakville
 
Flood Categories
Record23.22 feet - 6/14/2008
Major20 feet
Moderate15 feet
Minor / Flood Stage11 feet
Action Stage8 feet
  
River Level Impacts
11.5 feetRiver Road is under water and the water is a few feet up onto the levee
12 feetFlooding of agricultural land is ongoing. Several county roads are under water and closed
15 feetWater affects the south approach to the Iowa Highway 99 bridge near Oakville
20 feetWater nears the top of the levee in Oakville