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Des Moines River at 2nd Ave Des Moines, IA
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Stream Name: Des Moines
Gage Zero: 773.74 Ft. NGVD29
Flood Stage:23 Ft.
Record High Stage:31.71 Ft.
Longitude: -93.62006389
Latitude: 41.61224167
River Mile: 204.3 miles above the mouth of the Des Moines River
Record High Stage Date: 07/11/1993

Drainage Area : 6245.00 Mi2
Location of Gage :

Located in Polk County, IA. on the right bank 5 ft upstream from 2nd Ave on the State Highway 60 bridge, 1.8 miles upstream from the Des Moines Electric Company dam, 2.8 miles upstream from the Racoon River and 4.5 miles downstream from Beaver Creek.  The gage datum changed from 773.68 ft to 773.74 ft on 1/24/2013.  This gage datum is effective for the period October 1, 1932, to current.

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 and the City of Des Moines.

Latest Data
05/20/2024 15:00 Central
Latest Stage19.08 Ft.
24 Hr. Change-0.01 Ft.
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(Issued 05/20/2024 18:42)
19.20 Ft.   Plot Tomorrow's Forecast
Last Year's Stage17.74 Ft.
Latest Flow14,863 CFS
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