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West Fork Des Moines River near Estherville, IA
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Stream Name: W Frk Des Moines
Gage Zero: 1247.55 Ft. NGVD29
Flood Stage:8 Ft.
Record High Stage:17.68 Ft.
Longitude: -94.84388888
Latitude: 43.39750000
River Mile: 404.2 miles above the mouth of the Des Moines River
Record High Stage Date: 04/12/1969

Drainage Area : 1372.00 Mi2
Location of Gage :

Located in Emmet County City park near Estherville, IA. on the right bank, 1200 ft downstream of State Highway 9 bridge, 0.1 miles upstream from School Creek and 2.3 miles upstream from Brown Creek.

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
04/18/2024 01:00 Central
Latest Stage3.87 Ft.
24 Hr. Change+0.23 Ft.
Last Year's Stage8.37 Ft.
Latest Flow723 CFS
24 Hr. Precip Total0.05 In.   View Pricip Table
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