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Coralville Lake Outflow Increased, Flooding Along Iowa River Continues

Posted: Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 6:25 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The outflow of water from the Coralville Lake Reservoir was increased Thursday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased the outflow on the Iowa River from 10,000 cubic feet per second to about 12,000 cubic feet per second. This outflow will be maintained until the Coralville Lake starts to fall more than one foot per day.

The Iowa River is flooding near Lone Tree, at Columbus Junction, at Wapello, and at Oakville with warnings in effect until further notice. As of Thursday morning, the Iowa River at Columbus Junction was just under 24 feet, five feet above flood stage. According to the National Weather Service, major flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.

Flood warnings also remain in effect for the Cedar River at Conesville, the English River at Kalona, and the North Skunk River near Sigourney. Listen to KCII for weather updates.