Flood 2016

Replay: Watch Thursday's Cedar River news conference on flooding preparation

Cedar Rapids officials met at City Hall


Cedar Rapids City Hall on the corner of 1st Avenue and 1st Street East. (file photo)
Cedar Rapids City Hall on the corner of 1st Avenue and 1st Street East. (file photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids city officials held a news conference at 2 p.m. today at City Hall, 101 First St. SE, to discuss plans for dealing with projected high river levels.

The Cedar River is forecast to crest Tuesday at more than 24 feet. That would be the second highest level at which the river has crested in history, according to the Iowa Flood Information System.

The highest level was 31.12 feet on June 13, 2008.

As of now, the second highest crest on record is 20 feet, which has happened on two occasions — first on June 1, 1851, and again on March 18, 1929.

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.

CONTINUE READING

MORE Flood 2016 ARTICLES TO READ NEXT ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - A national group interested in better understanding flood readiness is hosting a community meeting in Cedar Rapids on Monday.Resilient America, a program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medici ...

VINTON - After his home took on more than 2 feet of water in the 2008 flood, Bob DuCharme raised it 5 feet and built a retaining wall around it.But eight years later, in 2016, he was fighting the Cedar River again.'We had water co ...

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.