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West Fork Des Moines River near Emmetsburg, IA
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Stream Name: W Frk Des Moines
Gage Zero: 1196.00 Ft. NGVD29
Flood Stage:11 Ft.
Record High Stage:14.75 Ft.
Longitude: -94.70609190
Latitude: 43.12607549
River Mile: 380.6 miles above the mouth of the Des Moines River
Record High Stage Date: 04/12/1969

Drainage Area : 1672.00 Mi2
Location of Gage :

Located on the left bank 15 ft downstream from the bridge on US Highway 18, 3 miles downstream from Jack Creek, and 0.5 mile northwest of Emmetsburg, IA.

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 Army Corps of Engineers (Rock Island District) and the US Geological Survey (Iowa District).

Latest Data
05/20/2024 15:00 Central
Latest Stage5.84 Ft.
24 Hr. Change-0.23 Ft.
Last Year's Stage7.30 Ft.
Latest Flow2,461 CFS
24 Hr. Precip Total0.00 In.   View Pricip Table
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