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 July 18, 1993

Emergency Action Levels: Lake-wide 5-mph: 16.00' (see High Water plan for details)

March 24, 2019

  • Action (15.5 ft) - 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: Action
    Latest Observation: 15.5 ft
    Latest Observation (Secondary): -999 kcfs
    Observation Time: Mar 23, 2019 07:15 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 July 17, 1993

Emergency Action Levels: Lake-wide 5-mph: 6.20' (see High Water plan for details)

  • 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: 5.73 ft
    Latest Observation (Secondary): -999 kcfs
    Observation Time: Mar 23, 2019 06:45 PM -0500

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

Little Sioux River at 220th Street

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: 20.1' on June 25, 2018

Little Sioux River at 130th Street

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: 1394.9' on June 24, 2018

*Note: Readings for this gage are in feet above mean sea level.

West Fork Little Sioux River at 160th Avenue

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: 1399.4' on June 24, 2018

*Note: Readings for this gage are in feet above mean sea level.

 



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