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Cedar River Crested Six Years Ago

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) Today (Friday) marks the day the Cedar River crested; bringing surging water through city streets.
On Friday, June 13th, 2008 the Cedar River rose in Cedar Rapids to 31.12 feet; 19 feet above flood stage.
Ten square miles of the city was inundated with water destroying thousands of homes, hundreds of businesses and dozens of cultural icons.
In Iowa City the Iowa River crested at 31.5 feet.
Waters took over route 6 and much of low lying downtown.
It damaged dozens of university buildings including the old Hancher Auditorium.
According to The Des Moines Register, more than 6 million sandbags were filled in Johnson County, which is more than were filled during Hurricane Katrina, and is a national record.

 
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