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Flood Projections Improving for Johnson Co.

Updated: Friday, July 4 2014, 01:13 PM CDT
CORALVILLE, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) – The flood situation in Johnson County may be headed in a more positive direction.

New numbers show the Coralville Reservoir will crest two feet below the spillway instead of just six-inches as official initially predicted.

Officials now predict that the Army Corps of Engineers will not have to open up the Coralville Dam completely and they could actually close it up if they feel it’s necessary to protect downstream creeks from flooding into nearby neighborhoods.

But this all depends on if rainfall projections over the next few days remain as good as predicted.

Right now, the Iowa River basin is expected to get 1.2-inches of rain over the next week, which people at the Coralville Reservoir say they will be able to manage.Flood Projections Improving for Johnson Co.

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