Wapsipinicon River Levels


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Tripoli - Independence - Anamosa - DeWitt
Wapsipinicon River near Tripoli
Wapsipinicon River near Tripoli
Flood Categories
Record18.50 feet - 7/21/1999
Major17 feet
Moderate16 feet
Minor / Flood Stage15 feet
Action Stage14 feet
River Level Impacts
11.5 feetWater floods the lowest portions of the Sweet Water Creek bike trail near Tripoli
Wapsipinicon River at Independence
Wapsipinicon River at Independence
Flood Categories
Record22.35 feet - 5/18/1999
Major15 feet
Moderate13 feet
Minor / Flood Stage12 feet
Action10 feet
River Level Impacts
12 feetWater affects low-lying streets in Independence
16 feetWater affects many residences, businesses, and parks in Independence and Littleton
20 feetWater affects most residences, businesses, and parks in Independence. Flooding also occurs in Fairbank, Littleton, and Central City
21 feetWater reaches the guardrails of the Iowa Highway 150 bridge and floods much of the cemetery
22 feetWater affects Iowa Highway 150 from the cemetery to Three Elms Park Road in Independence. Water also floods most residences and businesses from the river to 2nd Avenue NE
Wapsipinicon River at Anamosa
Wapsipinicon River at Anamosa Shaw Rd
Flood Categories
Record26.18 feet - 6/13/2008
Major21.5 feet
Moderate18 feet
Minor / Flood Stage14.5 feet
Action Stage13 feet
River Level Impacts
14 feetWater affects Lou Lous Landing campground near Olin
14.5 feetLead Mine Road is completely covered
18 feetMultiple village and township roads are closed
21.5 feetStone City Road is closed
26 feetCounty Roads X64 and X75 are closed
Wapsipinicon River at DeWitt
Wapsipinicon River near DeWitt
Flood Categories
Record14.32 feet - 7/02/2014
Major12.5 feet
Moderate11.5 feet
Minor / Flood Stage11 feet
Action Stage10 feet
River Level Impacts
10 feetWater affects a few residences along the river
12.5 feetWater affects old U.S. Highway 61 near the river
13 feetWater affects many residences along the river
15 feetWater reaches the bottom of the U.S. Highway 30 bridge deck and affects the lowest sections of U.S. Highway 30 between Wheatland and Calamus
16.5Water affects the lowest sections of U.S. Highway 61 near the river and reaches the lowest sections of the County Road Y52 bridge deck