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Event Details

Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
WFO ARX
Report Source River/Stream Gage
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-03-11 00:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0NW LITTLEPORT
Begin Lat/Lon 42.75/-91.38
End Date 2010-03-12 23:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 0N LITTLEPORT
End Lat/Lon 42.75/-91.37
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Warm temperatures across the area caused a quick release of snowpack melt water, which brought about rises along several of the tributaries of the Mississippi River. Also, rainfall amounts up to an inch and a half fell over much of the area from the 9th through the 13th, which added to the rising water. For instance, New Hampton (Chickasaw County) received 1.31 inches, Elma (Howard County) received 1.06 inches, and Osage (Mitchell County) received 1.44 inches. Minor flooding did occur along several rivers and creeks in northeast Iowa, however due to the time of year with no crops in the ground, damage was minimal. There was however damage to roads across Chickasaw county as low land flooding caused water-covered roads as well as blocked and damaged culverts causing road closures and damage.
Event Narrative The Volga River at Littleport, IA rose above the flood stage of 12 feet on March 11th, and crested at 2:45 a.m. on March 12th at 13.58 feet. The river dropped below flood stage later in the day on March 12th.
Only minor flooding was observed as the river rose above flood stage with no damage reported.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 12.00K 0.00K
DEERFIELD CHICKASAW CO. IA 03/10/2010 16:00 CST-6 Flood 0 1 7.00K 0.00K
NORA SPGS FLOYD CO. IA 03/10/2010 20:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
WAUCOMA FAYETTE CO. IA 03/10/2010 20:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LITTLEPORT CLAYTON CO. IA 03/11/2010 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELKADER CLAYTON CO. IA 03/11/2010 08:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARBER CLAYTON CO. IA 03/11/2010 13:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OTRANTO MITCHELL CO. IA 03/11/2010 19:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BASSETT CHICKASAW CO. IA 03/11/2010 23:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHARLES CITY FLOYD CO. IA 03/12/2010 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 12.00K 0.00K