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Ellis Park Closed in Cedar Rapids

Updated: Thursday, May 30 2013, 02:20 PM CDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- The city of Cedar Rapids has closed Ellis Park due to flooding.  Additionally, Alliant Energy will be cutting power to the Ellis Boat Harbor in anticipation of high waters.
Read the full news release from the city of Cedar Rapids below:

With the river level projected at 19.8 feet, the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department must evacuate materials from Ellis maintenance and therefore are cancelling all reservations at Ellis Park. All reservations from May 31 through June 3, 2013 will be cancelled. Please contact the Ambroz Recreation Center, (319) 286-5731, for alternative locations or cancellations.

In addition, Alliant Energy will cut the power to the Ellis Boat Harbor early this afternoon between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. as a precautionary measure to protect the electrical equipment. The power will be restored when the river level goes down.

Ellis Park Closed in Cedar Rapids


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