River Readings at Osage to Discontinue

Osage, Iowa – Effective October 1, the National Weather Service will discontinue the provision of river flood forecasts for the Cedar River at Osage.

Some river monitoring equipment in Iowa is being shut down due to reductions in government funding. The gauge equipment is owned and operated by the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Science Center in Fort Dodge.

The loss of river monitoring equipment will make it impractical to continue providing forecasts. The National Weather Service will continue to provide areal flood warnings for larger portions of the area when necessary. Forecasts for the Cedar River in Charles City will continue.

Data and forecasts for the Cedar River and other rivers around the area can be viewed on the NWS La Crosse website at: under the “River Info/AHPS” tab. Visitors to this website can view current river stages, forecasts out to 7 days, maps, historical information and probabilistic forecasts out to 90 days.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.

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