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Difficulty I-II
Length 0 Miles
Gauge ~ Des Moines River at Fort Dodge, IA
Flow Range 5 - 8 FT
Flow Rate as of: 33 minutes ago 13 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/06/2009 11:26 am

River Description

Bouncy wavetrains populate this small run.

Pairs nicely with Soldiers Creek, which flows into the Des Moines River just downstream of the mouth of Lizard Creek.

Put in at any one of the bridges upstream and take out at the confluence with the Des Moines River.

Multiple possible put-ins/take-outs (on 'main' and on South Branch), therefore Lat/Lng listed are relatively meaningless, existing solely for general target location.

Rapid Descriptions


Summary of Gauge Readings

Best reference is the USACE Gauge.

River Mile: 3.7 miles above the mouth of the South Branch Lizard Creek
Drainage Area : 275.00 Sq.Mi.
Location of Gage : right bank upstream of the bridge on County Highway P41 and 4 miles northwest of Fort Dodge.

Experienced Recreational Paddlers: 5 to 6.5 feet
Experienced Whitewater Paddlers: 6.5 to 8 feet

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Des Moines River at Fort Dodge, IA
AW Gauge Info
13.00 ft ℹ️ 00h33m Reference gauge is Des Moines River, which should only be used to indicate relative flows in the area.

Directions Description

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