Cedar River Crests at 15.5' in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9)-- After about a week of preparations, the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids crested at 15.5 feet early Monday morning.

The city made quite a few changes after the historic 2008 flood. Some of those changes went into effect just this week. The Water Pollution Control Center turned on its pump station on Wednesday. 

City crews decided to protect up to an 18 foot river crest. That also included some sandbags and concrete plugs. The plan is to keep these in place for a couple more days, until the river gets out of moderate flood stage.