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Event Details

Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
Report Source River/Stream Gage
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-03-11 13:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N GARBER
Begin Lat/Lon 42.7367/-91.2703
End Date 2010-03-13 19:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1N GARBER
End Lat/Lon 42.7399/-91.2712
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 Turkey River near Garber rose above the flood stage of 17 feet during the early afternoon hours on March 11th. It crested at 19.72 feet on the morning of March 12th around 8:15 a.m., before falling back below flood stage on the evening of March 13th.
Only minor flooding was observed as the river rose above flood stage, with no damage reported.


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