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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
WFO ARX
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-04-25 09:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N MC GREGOR
Begin Lat/Lon 43.02/-91.18
End Date 2008-04-30 10:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2SE OSTERDOCK
End Lat/Lon 42.75/-91.14
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50.00K
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 Due to runoff from heavy rainfall, the Mississippi River at McGregor crested at 17.02 feet on April 27. Flood stage is 16 feet. Some basement flooding of homes was reported, as well as flooding of McGregor's Riverfront Park. The Mississippi River at Guttenberg crested at 16.21 feet on April 27 causing minor flooding. Flood stage at Guttenberg is 15 feet.


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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 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