Snow and Rain Expected to Push Up River Levels

Posted on 02 May 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The storm hitting Iowa and Minnesota will add to the amount of water that will be coming entering the Des Moines River Watershed over the next several days.  At Boone Water Works, northwest of town, the river level is monitored in anticipation of possible flooding.  Utility Superintendent Roy Martin notes river levels are expected to increase, but with the current precipitation and expected melt, will not make flood stage.  The nearest up stream monitor is Stratford and a surge is expected into the weekend.  There is still significant snow and rain in the northern reaches of the Des Moines River Basin that will make it’s way downstream later this month.

National Weather Service expectation for the Des Moines River level at Stratford.

National Weather Service expectation for the Des Moines River level at Stratford.

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