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Des Moines River at Ottumwa, IA
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Stream Name: Des Moines
Gage Zero: 622.00 Ft. NGVD29
Flood Stage:11.5 Ft.
Record High Stage:22.15 Ft.
Longitude: -92.41111000
Latitude: 41.01083000
River Mile: 94.1 miles above the mouth of the Des Moines River
Record High Stage Date: 07/12/1993

Drainage Area : 13374.00 Mi2
Location of Gage :

Located in Wapello County, IA. on the right bank 15 ft downstream of the Colorado and Eastern Railroad bridge, 0.4 miles downstream of the Ottumwa power plant, 9.5 miles downstream of South Avery Creek and 6.5 miles upstream from Village 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), the US Geological Survey (Iowa District) and the City of Ottumwa, IA.

Latest Data
06/18/2024 09:00 Central
Latest Stage8.80 Ft.
24 Hr. Change-0.02 Ft.
Tomorrow's Forecast
(Issued 06/17/2024 15:42)
8.30 Ft.   Plot Tomorrow's Forecast
Last Year's Stage2.81 Ft.
Latest Flow25,606 CFS
24 Hr. Precip TotalM   View Pricip Table
Latest Water Temp25 °F
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