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Des Moines River Below Raccoon River at Des Moines, IA
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Stream Name: Des Moines
Gage Zero: 762.52 Ft. NGVD29
Flood Stage:24 Ft.
Record High Stage:35.55 Ft.
Longitude: -93.60527778
Latitude: 41.57777778
River Mile: 201 miles above the mouth of the Des Moines River
Record High Stage Date: 06/13/2008

Drainage Area : 9879.00 Mi2
Location of Gage :

Located on the left bank 40 ft d.s. from bridge on SE 6th Street, 0.5 miles d.s. from Raccoon River and Scott Street Dam.

For official flow data, please visit the USGS website listed in the Additional Links for this station.  The National Weather Service information is also linked in the Additional Links for this station. 


This gage is cooperatively operated by the US Geological Survey - Iowa Water Science Center, the Iowa Department of Transportation, and the US Army Corps of Engineers - Rock Island District.

Latest Data
07/14/2024 11:00 Central
Latest Stage20.59 Ft.
24 Hr. Change-0.08 Ft.
Tomorrow's Forecast
(Issued 07/14/2024 15:27)
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Latest Flow19,554 CFS
24 Hr. Precip Total0.00 In.   View Pricip Table
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