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Iowa Little Sioux Watershed

Spirit Lake Near Orleans

June 5 2023

14 ft

+0.07% today
100% of Normal Normal

Water gage height, ft levels at Spirit Lake Near Orleans are currently 14 ft, about 100% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 14.49ft.

Maximum recorded Gage height, ft since record keeping began in 2007 was 2018-07-05 when levels reached 15.96 ft. Lowest recorded Gage height, ft was 2021-12-06 when levels receded to 12.07 ft.

Spirit Lake is a natural freshwater lake located in Orleans, Iowa. The lake is a popular destination for recreational activities like boating, fishing, and swimming. It has a long history, having been formed over 13,000 years ago by glacial activity. The lake is fed by several small streams and has a drainage area of 86 square miles. The lake's water quality is closely monitored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and efforts are underway to improve water quality in the lake. The lake also serves as a critical source of water for agricultural irrigation and provides valuable snowpack for winter sports like snowmobiling and skiing. The lake is an integral part of the economy and culture of the surrounding communities in Iowa.

Geolocation -95.102, 43.464
Elevation 1,403.84 ft
Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change 0.07%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 12.07 ft
Maximum 15.96 ft
Average 14 ft


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