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Johnson County Flash Flooding Threat

Updated: Monday, May 27 2013, 05:30 PM CDT
JOHNSON COUNTY, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -  The National Weather Service has indicated that the potential exists for another 2 to 5 inches of rain in the Johnson County area this evening and overnight along with a strong potential for flash flooding on local streams and drainage ways.

Individuals are reminded to take caution. Do not walk through moving water or drive through flooded areas. Stay alert and be aware of streams, drainage channels or other areas that can flood suddenly. If you live in a flood prone area, you should be prepared to take precautionary measures.

To view the National Weather Service briefing on the current risk of flash flooding and river flooding, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35rAsFrpqIk&feature=share.

The Army Corps of Engineers is closely monitoring water levels at the Coralville Reservoir and will adjust outflows as conditions require. The level and forecast for the Coralville Reservoir can be followed at http://rivergages.mvr.usace.army.mil/WaterControl/Districts/MVR/Forecast/corforecast.html.

National Weather Service forecast for the Iowa River can be found at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=dvn&gage=iowi4.



Johnson County Flash Flooding Threat


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