Hydrologic predictions + Columbus Junction

Columbus Junction flood prediction graph

The Advanced Hydrologic Predictions Service’s data on Columbus Junction, Iowa is not looking good. The flood waters are now being predicted to crest at 34.8 ft. (more than 6 ft. higher than the previous record set in 1993.)

Previous historical flood water crests:
(1) 28.30 ft on 07/07/1993
(2) 24.28 ft on 05/30/2004
(3) 23.50 ft on 02/23/1997
(3) 23.50 ft on 05/12/1996

Impact of flood waters in Columbus Junction at various flood stages:

  • 36.0 Water affects the Iowa Highway 92 bridge roadway.
  • 31.8 Water is at the lowest portion of the midspan of the IA Hwy 92 bridge.
  • 31.3 Water is at the lowest portion of the west abutment on the IA Hwy 92 bridge.
  • 31.0 Water is on the west approach to the Iowa Highway 92 bridge.
  • 31.0 Water is at the lowest portion of the east abutment of the IA Hwy 92 bridge.
  • 23.0 Water affects residential property along the river south of the Iowa Highway 92 bridge.