Dickinson County Courthouse, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Water Levels & Temps

Lakes

in 2023, the USGS has discontinued water temperatures on both Big Spirit and West Lake. We will attempt to find another source for water temps in the Iowa Great Lakes.


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Big Spirit Lake

@ Marble Beach

Water Temperature

Last Updated: OFFLINE

N/A° F | N/A° C

Gauge Reading

Last Updated about 52 minutes ago

13.5 ft | 4.1 m

Reading ± Spillway

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-8 in | -21 cm

Gauge Level Inches above Spillway Status Message
Established Levels

Spillway

14.15’

+0"

Big Spirit Lake is 8.2 inches (20.7cm) below the Spillway.

Emergency 5mph Rule

16.00’

+22"

Big Spirit Lake is 30.4 inches (77.1cm) below the Emergency 5mph Rule.

Ordinary High-Water Mark

15.15’

+12"

Big Spirit Lake is 20.2 inches (51.2cm) below the Ordinary High-Water Mark.

Significant Historic Levels

July 18, 1993 Record

18.79’

+56"

Big Spirit Lake is 63.8 inches (162.2cm) below the July 18, 1993 Record.

July 4, 2018 High

15.97’

+22"

Big Spirit Lake is 30 inches (76.2cm) below the July 4, 2018 High.

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West Lake Okoboji

@ Lakeside Lab

Water Temperature

Last Updated: OFFLINE

N/A° F | N/A° C

Gauge Reading

Last Updated about 22 minutes ago

4.2 ft | 1.3 m

Reading ± Outlet

-

+2 in | +5 cm

Gauge Level Inches above Outlet Status Message
Established Levels

Outlet

4.04’

+0"

West Lake Okoboji is 2 inches (5.2cm) above the Outlet.

Emergency 5mph Rule

6.20’

+26"

West Lake Okoboji is 23.9 inches (60.7cm) below the Emergency 5mph Rule.

Ordinary High-Water Mark

6.54’

+30"

West Lake Okoboji is 28 inches (71cm) below the Ordinary High-Water Mark.

Significant Historic Levels

July 17, 1993 Record

8.70’

+56"

West Lake Okoboji is 53.9 inches (136.9cm) below the July 17, 1993 Record.

July 4, 2018 High

6.65’

+31"

West Lake Okoboji is 29.3 inches (74.4cm) below the July 4, 2018 High.

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Rivers

The river gauges near Montgomery and Lake Park are offline. The Iowa Flood Center is aware of the outage and is working to restore the gauges.

MIFI4 Little Sioux River near Milford (Iowa)

Current Hydrologic Observations for Iowa provided by the National Weather Service - Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service MIFI4 Little Sioux River near Milford (Iowa)
  • Observation - MIFI4 - Little Sioux River near Milford (Iowa)

    Flood Categories

    Primary (ft)

    • Action : 11 ft
    • Minor : 12 ft
    • Moderate : 14 ft
    • Major : 16 ft

    Secondary (kcfs)

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

    Gauge Data

    Latest Observation Category: Normal
    Latest Observation: 8.85 ft
    Latest Observation (Secondary): 0.146 kcfs
    Observation Time: Apr 14, 2024 09:00 PM -0500

MLSI4 Little Sioux River near Montgomery (Iowa)

Current Hydrologic Observations for Iowa provided by the National Weather Service - Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service MLSI4 Little Sioux River near Montgomery (Iowa)

LPRI4 West Fork Little Sioux River near Lake Park (Iowa)

Current Hydrologic Observations for Iowa provided by the National Weather Service - Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service LPRI4 West Fork Little Sioux River near Lake Park (Iowa)

Iowa Flood Center Stream Gauges