Minor Flooding on Cedar River

posted by WMT News / KCRG First Alert Weather - 

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Heavy rain over the weekend has a rise on both the Cedar and Wapsipinicon River moving downstream. However, only minor flooding at most is expected.

The Cedar at Cedar Falls crested Monday night and is forecast to fall below flood stage midday Thursday.

The Cedar at Waterloo crested Tuesday morning and is forecast to fall below flood stage Wednesday morning.

The following forecasts are as of Tuesday afternoon and may change a little.

The Cedar at Vinton is forecast to crest at 14.5 feet Wednesday morning, below the official flood stage of 15 feet. There are some small impacts even below flood stage. At 12.5 feet, water affects the lowest part of 22nd Avenue Road northwest of Vinton. At 10 feet, water affects low lying agricultural land north of Vinton. Water is flowing through the overflow channel north of the main channel on Highway 150.

The Cedar at Cedar Rapids is forecast to rise above the flood stage of 12 feet Wednesday night and crest at 12.8 feet midday Thursday. At 13 feet, water affects the lowest residences in Cedar Bluff. At 11.5 feet, water affects Osborn Park in Cedar Rapids, and at 9.5 feet, water affects the lowest sections of Otis Road SE.

The Cedar at Conesville is forecast to rise above flood stage of 13 feet Wednesday night and crest at 14.3 feet on Friday. 14.2 Water affects Lindle Avenue and Keokuk Avenue, both near Saulsbury Park. At 14 feet, water affects residences along County Road F70. At 13.5 feet, water affects yards and access roads of residences along Iowa Highway 22. Water affects the lowest sections of campgrounds just north of Interstate 80 along the river and the lowest sections of Jack Shuger Memorial Park in Moscow. Water is also on 152nd Street north of County Road F70. At 13 feet water affects Edgewater Road and 245th Street near Conesville, and at 12 feet, water affects low lying access roads to recreational properties along the river.

The Wapsi at Anamosa is forecast to crest at the flood stage of 14.5 feet Wednesday morning. At 14.5 feet, Lead Mine Road is completely covered with water. At 14.2 feet, Lead Mine Road is closed. At 14 feet, water affects Lou Lou's Landing campground near Olin.

The Upper Iowa, Turkey, Volga, and Maquoketa already crested and are back below flood stage. The Iowa, English, Skunk, and Mississippi will not experience any flooding from the recent rain.

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