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Eastern Iowa prepares for Cedar River flooding

June 22, 2014
Associated Press

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — City crews in eastern Iowa are preparing for Cedar River flooding after heavy rains in the area.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1nuQwoY ) that Waterloo city officials were setting up pumps and closing levee gates as the river rises.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines was projecting the Cedar River in Waterloo would crest at 15.8 feet on Sunday morning. That's nearly 3 feet above flood stage, but nowhere near the 27-foot record set on June 11, 2008.

Cedar Rapids was also expected to see flooding this week. The National Weather Service says the river in Cedar Rapids was on pace to rise to 4.5 feet over the flood stage by Tuesday. Meteorologist John Haase says the water could rise higher if more rain falls within the next day.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

 
 

 

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