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Iowa River Continues to Flood, New Reservoir Projections

Posted: Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 6:29 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Coralville Lake Reservoir water levels

The Johnson County Emergency Management Agency has announced that with a dry weekend, the Army Corps of Engineers have lowered the expected crest on the Coralville Reservoir and now believe that water will not breech the spillway. The current projection is that the reservoir will crest Friday at 711.5 feet, more than a foot lower than earlier projections – this is slightly lower than the 712 foot maximum capacity. As of yesterday, outflow was 18,000 cubic feet per second and is expected to increase before the reservoir crests.

Flooding along the Iowa River is continuing, with water above flood stage at Iowa City, Lone Tree, Columbus Junction and Wapello.