The Cedar River crested in downtown Cedar Rapids this morning, a foot lower than predicted but still 10 feet above flood stage.
The river level was at 22 feet late this morning, and will begin slowly falling by late today.
“It’s not over,” said City Manager Jeff Pomeranz at a news conference this morning.
City officials are monitoring nearly 10 miles of temporary, sand-filled Hesco barriers and earthen levees, looking for weak spots and for possible breaches.
“We’re very confident this temporary system will work,” said Pomeranz.