Des Moines River (Iowa), Pella (05488110)

StateIowaLatestUnknown (348 cfs)
RiverDes Moines RiverRatingObservedEstimated
Updated2022-09-25 22:15 (23 minutes ago)Flood - The river is flooding. Obstacles can be treacherous or deadly. The river should be avoided at this stage for casual trips and definitely for the inexperienced. Trips should be attempted only with protective gear and equipment.Flood(none)(none)
Discharge348 cfs (median: (none))High - The river is high and potentially dangerous, especially for the young and / or inexperienced. Normal stream obstacles are sometimes difficult to navigate. Extended distances can be attempted, but canoe travel may not be advisable.High(none)(none)
Height82.57 feetGood - Conditions are ideal for a canoe or kayak. Boats typically will drag on fewer than one-quarter of riffles, if at all, and portages are unnecessary or rare. Normal float lengths can be attempted without a problem.Good(none)(none)
TrendSteady (falling over 24 hours)Low - River is low but can still be floated. Some riffles are okay but most come with significant dragging and might need a portage. Float lengths should be reduced to accommodate low flow, dragging, and portages.Low(none)(none)
USGSExternal icon USGS Site (External icon Duck Duck Go Maps)Poor - River is too low to float comfortably. Most or all riffles will drag or must be portaged and some obstacles (such as slick shelf rock) cause undue problems. Avoid the river at this stage for casual paddling trips.Poor(none)(none)

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Trips for Des Moines River (Iowa), Pella (05488110)

DateStartEndDistanceConditionDischargeHeightFishingDetails
Click for details2022-01-29 Howell Station Howell Station Total trip distance: 4.0 miles4.0 Good 940 83.51 None NoneNone Turner, SkipTurner, Skip Solo downstream and back. Mileage listed is one way. Easy paddle both ways. No poling, no walking, no scraping.Solo downstream and back. Mileage listed is one way. Easy paddle both ways. No poling, no walking, no scraping. USGS Gauge Data:
Pella (05488110)
Discharge: 940
Height: 83.51
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Pella (05488110)<br />Discharge: 940<br />Height: 83.51
Source: TurnerSource: Turner
Click for details2022-02-19 Howell Station Howell Station Total trip distance: 3.5 miles3.5 Good 911 83.53 None NoneNone Turner, SkipTurner, Skip Solo downstream and back. Mileage listed is one-way. Easy paddle both ways. No poling, no walking, no scraping. Paddled in the afternoon after the Lake Red Rock outflow was reduced.Solo downstream and back. Mileage listed is one-way. Easy paddle both ways. No poling, no walking, no scraping. Paddled in the afternoon after the Lake Red Rock outflow was reduced. USGS Gauge Data:
Pella (05488110)
Discharge: 911
Height: 83.53
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Pella (05488110)<br />Discharge: 911<br />Height: 83.53
Source: TurnerSource: Turner
Click for details2022-01-30 Howell Station Howell Station Total trip distance: 5.0 miles5.0 Good 892 83.45 None NoneNone Turner, SkipTurner, Skip Solo downstream and back. Mileage listed is one way. Swift water above T17 bridge required strenuous poling on the return leg. No walking, no scraping.Solo downstream and back. Mileage listed is one way. Swift water above T17 bridge required strenuous poling on the return leg. No walking, no scraping. USGS Gauge Data:
Pella (05488110)
Discharge: 892
Height: 83.45
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Pella (05488110)<br />Discharge: 892<br />Height: 83.45
Source: TurnerSource: Turner

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Trip Summary for Des Moines River (Iowa), Pella (05488110)

Miles12.5
Trips3
People1
Dates3
Years1
Months2
Rows3
Sources1

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Classic Trip List

The classic River Trips application is still available for use. It is updated with the new system using a data retrofit. It is no longer maintained. The original River Trips application is no longer updated (as of 1 Dec 2016) but can be checked for errors or for the condition of the data before it was converted to the new system.

Gauge Data Table

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