North Raccoon Watershed


The North Raccoon watershed encompasses over 1,581,360 acres and stretches across Iowa. Drainage basins like this one funnel all the streams, snowmelt, and rainfall to a common outlet such as the outflow of a reservoir, or mouth of a bay. View all watersheds using the interactive map



Watershed Taxonomy



Watershed Overview

Current conditions and statistics for the North Raccoon Watershed
North Raccoon River Near Sac City
USGS 05482300
8 cfs
Streamflow

Gauge Height

Air Temp

Elevation
North Raccoon River Near Jefferson
USGS 05482500
84 cfs
Streamflow

Gauge Height

Air Temp

Elevation
Des Moines 5.4 Wnw
Snow Sensor IA-PK-88
0.38"
Snowpack

24hr Change

Air Temp

Elevation
Des Moines Snow
Snow Sensor DSXI4
0"
Snowpack

24hr Change

Air Temp

Elevation
Windsor Heights 0.8 Se
Snow Sensor IA-PK-37
0"
Snowpack

24hr Change

Air Temp

Elevation
Raccoon River At Van Meter
USGS 05484500
116 cfs
Streamflow

Gauge Height

Air Temp

Elevation
Raccoon River Near West Des Moines
USGS 05484600
104 cfs
Streamflow

Gauge Height

Air Temp

Elevation
Walnut Creek At Des Moines
USGS 05484800
3 cfs
Streamflow

Gauge Height

Air Temp

Elevation
Raccoon River At 63rd Street At Des Moines
USGS 05484650
97 cfs
Streamflow

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Air Temp

Elevation
Raccoon River At Fleur Drive
USGS 05484900
90 cfs
Streamflow

Gauge Height

Air Temp

Elevation
Location 24hr Change (%) vs Average (%) Volatility (%)
North Raccoon River Near Sac City
USGS 05482300
-17.44
North Raccoon River Near Jefferson
USGS 05482500
468.71
Raccoon River At Van Meter
USGS 05484500
-19.44
Raccoon River Near West Des Moines
USGS 05484600
10.29
Walnut Creek At Des Moines
USGS 05484800
-61.4
Raccoon River At 63rd Street At Des Moines
USGS 05484650
-28.07
Raccoon River At Fleur Drive
USGS 05484900
-10.4

Watershed Correlation

Compare constituents of the North Raccoon Watershed that move tightly or weakly together.

Trending Conditions

Recent snowpack and discharge levels for the North Raccoon Watershed

Watershed Profile

Compare elevation with snowpack and streamflow conditions for this Watershed