Lake & River Levels

0.1 feet = 1.2 inches / 1.0 inch = 0.08 feet

Big Spirit Lake

Weir level: 14.15' | Ordinary High-Water Mark: 16.15' | Record: 18.79' on 7/18/1993

Emergency Action Levels: 600-foot 5mph: 15.65' | Lake-wide 5 mph: 16.15'

  • Observation - SLKI4 - Spirit Lake near Orleans (Iowa)

    Flood Categories

    Primary (ft)

    • Action : 15.5 ft
    • Minor : 16 ft
    • Moderate : 17 ft
    • Major : 19 ft

    Secondary (kcfs)

    • Action : Not Set
    • Minor : Not Set
    • Moderate : Not Set
    • Major : Not Set

    Gauge Data

    Latest Observation Category: Normal
    Latest Observation: 14.84 ft
    Latest Observation (Secondary): -999 kcfs
    Observation Time: Oct 16, 2018 03:15 PM -0500

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data and Site Info for Orleans: USGS ID: 06604000

East & West Okoboji (Lakeside Lab gauge)

Weir level: 4.04' - High-Water Culverts: 4.54' | Ordinary High-Water Mark: 6.54' | Record: 8.70' on 7/17/1993

Emergency Action Levels: 600-foot 5 mph: 6.04' | Lake-wide 5 mph: 6.54'

  • Observation - OBJI4 - Milford Creek near Milford (Iowa)

    Flood Categories

    Primary (ft)

    • Action : 6 ft
    • Minor : 6.5 ft
    • Moderate : 7 ft
    • Major : 9 ft

    Secondary (kcfs)

    • Action : Not Set
    • Minor : Not Set
    • Moderate : Not Set
    • Major : Not Set

    Gauge Data

    Latest Observation Category: Normal
    Latest Observation: 5.17 ft
    Latest Observation (Secondary): -999 kcfs
    Observation Time: Oct 16, 2018 02:45 PM -0500

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data and Site Info for Milford: USGS ID: 06604200

Rivers

Little Sioux River at 220th Street | 3 miles W of Milford

 Action Stage: 11.0'
 Minor Flood: 12.0'
 Moderate Flood: 14.0'
 Major Flood: 16.0'
 Record: 17.50' on July 15, 2011

Little Sioux River at 130th Street | 2 miles NW of Montgomery

 Action Stage: 1,390.0'
 Minor Flood: 1,391.0'
 Moderate Flood: 1,393.0
 Major Flood: 1,395.0
 Record: 

*Note: Readings for this gage are in feet above mean sea level as of November 2017.

West Fork Little Sioux River at 160th Ave | 3.6 miles SE of Lake Park

 Action Stage: 1,395.0'
 Minor Flood: 1,396.0'
 Moderate Flood: 1,398.0
 Major Flood: 1,400.0
 Record: 

*Note: Readings for this gage are in feet above mean sea level as of November 2017.

 



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