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Cedar River Cresting in Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - The Cedar River in Cedar Falls appears to be cresting Sunday at 94.55 feet.

That level would make it the 7th highest crest on the river. As of Sunday, the river is forecast to stay above flood stage until next weekend but more rain chances this week could alter that.

City crews in eastern Iowa are preparing for Cedar River flooding after heavy rains in the area.   

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that flood crest projections were ratcheted upward after an early Sunday storm raised river levels. The storm also caused scattered power outages and knocked out traffic signals throughout the metro area.   

The river was expected to crest higher than initially expected in Cedar Falls. Initial estimates set the crest at 4 feet over the flood stage, but the river had already risen more than 6 feet above as of Sunday morning.   

Cedar Rapids was also expected to see flooding this week. The National Weather Service says the river in Cedar Rapids was on pace to rise to 4.5 feet over the flood stage by Tuesday.

The Cedar River is expected to crest around 16.5 feet on Tuesday in Cedar Rapids, according to National Weather Service hydrology data.  

AP contributed to this report.


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