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10:30 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Spring 2013 Iowa Floods


 

Water gushes out of the Coralville Reservoir and into the Iowa River which is now at a moderate flood stage 24.74 feet. Major flood stage is at 25 feet. The record flood level for the Iowa River in Iowa City was set in 2008 at 31.53 feet.
Credit Photo by Dean Borg

In Cedar Rapids the Cedar River is expected to crest Saturday at just under 20 feet one week before the fifth anniversary of the 2008 flood. 5/31/2013
Credit Photo by Durrie Bouscaren

A tractor is trapped in a flooded farm field in Tama County, Iowa. 5/29/2013
Credit Photo by Dean Borg

The Army Corps of Engineers expects water to go over the spillway at the Coralville Reservoir. Water at this output base of the dam is being incrementally increased to a maximum of 20-thousand cubic feet per second, which will cause flooding in Iowa City. The water is expected to crest on June 8th, but officials say rainfall along the river system will affect the flood forecast. 5/30/2012
Credit Photo by Durrie Bouscaren

In Iowa City, sand is loaded in wire mesh cages to create a barrier wall between the University of Iowa’s Mayflower dormitory and the Iowa River. 5/30/2013
Credit Photo by Dean Borg
The University of Iowa’s Arts Center now has a steel flood wall to protect its buildings from possible flood waters. Because the arts campus was profoundly damaged during the 2008 flood, University officials are being extra protective. 5/30/2013
Credit Photo by Dean Borg
The South Skunk River in Colfax is now above the National Weather Service flood height stage of 18 feet. 5/30/2013
Credit Photo by John Pemble