CR Reveals More Flood Control Plans

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The city of Cedar Rapids shared its plans for flood control in the North Industrial area at an open house on Wednesday evening.

A rendering shows proposed flood control plan for along Cedar River and Cedar Lake. (City of Cedar Rapids)

Cedar Rapids Flood Control Program Manager Rob Davis said the city was considering two different paths for flood protection, but one of the paths will give more properties coverage.

That plan would put levies and walls around Cedar Lake. The new levee will have a trail on top which will connect to an existing trail.

The plan calls for a new and higher bridge on Shaver Road which goes over McLoud Run. It would also add a pump station in the area.

Davis said they'd also construct floodwalls along the Cedar River.

"We could protect an additional 85 to 90 properties that would include St. Luke's, for example. It would also include Coe College, the Mount View neighborhood and a lot of the industrial businesses along Shaver Road," Davis explained.

The city is the final stages of its planning and will make a final recommendation to the council within the next six months.

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