Flood warnings continue for the Cedar River at Cedar Falls, Waterloo, and Vinton. Beaver Creek at New Hartford is still an area of concern.

NEW HARTFORD:
As of 3:00 AM-CDT on July 2, 2014, the stage of Beaver Creek was at 12.6 feet, or 0.6 feet above flood stage. Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue. The National Weather Service of Des Moines calls for the water level to fall below flood stage this morning.

 

CEDAR FALLS:
As of 2:45 AM-CDT on July 2, 2014, the West Fork of the Cedar River was at 92.5 feet, or 4.5 feet above flood stage. Moderate flooding is occurring and forecast to continue.The forecast calls for river waters to fall below flood stage early Sunday morning (July 6, 2104).

Impact Area: at 92.2 feet, the main area effect is Gateway Park.

 

WATERLOO TO LaPORTE CITY:
As of 3:00 AM-CDT on July 2, 2014, the Cedar River was at 16.8 feet, or 3.8 feet above flood stage. Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue. The forecast calls for the Cedar to hit 17.5 feet, or 4.5 feet above flood stage by this afternoon. It is projected that river waters will fall below flood stage late Thursday evening.

 

VINTON:
As of 9:15 PM-CDT on July 1, 2014, the Cedar River was at 16.4 feet, or 1.4 feet above flood stage. Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.  The forecast calls for the river to hit 18.1 feet, or 2.8 feet above flood stage by tonight. It is expected that the river will fall below flood stage Friday morning

Impact Area: at 18 feet, water affects the lowest parts of Riverside Drive.

For the latest flooding information from the National Weather Service of Des Moines, click here.

Contributing Author: Elwin Huffman