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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
WFO ARX
Begin Date 04/24/2008 22:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth WNW
Begin Location ELKADER
Begin Lat/Lon 42.85/-91.41
End Date 04/27/2008 21:00:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth NE
End Location GARBER
End Lat/Lon 42.74/-91.26
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 380.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Thunderstorms with heavy rain were triggered by an upper level disturbance moving across Iowa toward northern Illinois. Excessive rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches occurred during the late night of April 24 into the early morning of April 25, which caused flash flooding. Runoff from the heavy rainfall kept water levels high through the end of April on the Turkey River and Mississippi River.
Event Narrative Runoff from heavy rainfall caused significant rises on the Turkey River and caused moderate to major flooding. At Elkader, the Turkey River crested at 18.84 feet on April 25. Flood stage is 12 feet. Damage was estimated at $100,000 including damage to the dike on the town's southwest side and erosion on the riverbank on the northwest side of the community. At Garber, the river crested at 27.98 feet on April 25, which was below the record setting crest of 32.8 feet on May 23, 2004. Flood stage at Garber is 17 feet.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.080M 0.00K
ELKADER CLAYTON CO. IA 04/24/2008 22:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 380.00K 0.00K
ORAN FAYETTE CO. IA 04/24/2008 22:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 120.00K 0.00K
STRAWBERRY PT CLAYTON CO. IA 04/25/2008 00:05 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 290.00K 0.00K
STRAWBERRY PT CLAYTON CO. IA 04/25/2008 02:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
WESTGATE FAYETTE CO. IA 04/25/2008 02:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
FREDRICKSBURG CHICKASAW CO. IA 04/25/2008 04:19 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
HORN FLD ARPT CHICKASAW CO. IA 04/25/2008 07:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MC GREGOR CLAYTON CO. IA 04/25/2008 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.080M 0.00K