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English River Sees More Heavy Rain

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 6:22 am
Author: Justin Rottger - KCII News

Very heavy rain has caused the English River near Kalona to rise even further.  The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning for the area, as thunderstorms dumped an additional two to three inches of rain Tuesday night on some parts of northern Washington County.  The river is nearly four feet above its flood stage of 14 feet.  The river is currently at 17 and a half feet and rising.

Moderate flooding is occurring and is expected to continue through Friday.  Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution and find other routes should they come across one that is flooded.