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Following Flood Scare, Univ. of Iowa Begins Removing Flood Protection

IOWA CITY, Iowa - More than a month after Iowa City officials closed Dubuque Street in anticipation of flooding along the Iowa River, the University of Iowa has begun the process of removing flood protection... Read More »

Univ. of Iowa Peparing to Remove Flood Barriers

IOWA CITY, Iowa - University of Iowa officials are making plans to remove flood protection barriers on campus and reopen campus buildings that were closed due to the flooding threat several weeks ago. Because... Read More »

City of Olin Prepares for Flooding, Despite Lower Crest Forecasts

OLIN, Iowa - If earlier projections of record flooding on the Wapsipinicon River don't prove true, it won't disappoint anyone in the Jones County community of Olin. In Olin, the Wapsi was still rising... Read More »

Organizers Considered Various Options For Linn County Fair

CENTRAL CITY, Iowa -- The fun of the Linn County Fair has been called off as the town of Central City prepares for record flooding. The fair was supposed to start Wednesday, but flooding has forced the... Read More »

Troy Mills Residents Lend Each Other A Hand to Prepare for Flooding

TROY MILLS, Iowa - Former Troy Mills assistant fire chief Gary Peiffer said when someone in the small, northern Linn County is in need, it's not uncommon to see a neighbor or two lend a hand. So, it came... Read More »

Wapsi Crested in Independence Much Lower Than Predicted -- What Happened?

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa -- The Wapsipinicon River crested in Independence late Wednesday night at just 13.4 feet, well below the previous predicted crest of 15 feet. Projections Tuesday had the river cresting... Read More »

Emergency Crews Rescue Boy From Rising Wapsipinicon River

LINN COUNTY, Iowa - Authorities want to stress the dangers of high water. That's because a 12-year-old boy had to be rescued from the Wapsipinicon River Wednesday night. Around 3:30 p.m. the Linn County... Read More »

Wapsipinicon River to Crest in Independence Thursday Evening

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa - Residents and business owners in the Buchanan County city of Independence got a bit of good news Wednesday evening as they prepared for flooding. The Wapsipinicon River, which bisects... Read More »

Central City Preparing for Record Flooding

CENTRAL CITY, Iowa - Preparations continue as the Linn County community of Central City awaits the crest of the rising Wapsipinicon River. Central City Fire Chief James O'Leary said the city is preparing... Read More »

Gov. Issues Disaster Proclamation for Clinton County

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for an eastern Iowa county hit by storms and flooding. The proclamation issued Wednesday will allow some residents of Clinton... Read More »

Flood Waters Could Top 2008 Record in Anamosa

ANAMOSA, Iowa - Jones County officials fear the Wapsipinicon River will rise to a record 27 feet on Friday, 10 inches higher than the floods of 2008. The current record was set when the river reached... Read More »

Governor Branstad Tours Waukon Following Flash Flooding

WAUKON, Iowa - Governor Terry Branstad was in Waukon Tuesday morning touring damage caused by flash flooding over the weekend. The flooding caused significant damage to businesses located on First and... Read More »

Evacuation Orders Lifted in Johnson County as Flood Wanes

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Johnson County residents forced to leave their homes because of flooding can return. The county lifted all mandatory evacuation orders, effective at 4 p.m. Friday. Several small neighborhoods... Read More »

Road Across Coralville Dam Now Open

CORALVILLE, Iowa - The road across the Coralville dam is now open to the public, after being closed on June 3 due to flooding concerns. The road was re-opened around noon Tuesday, just in time for the... Read More »

Officials Hope to Reopen Dubuque Street Next Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City officials say they're hoping to have Dubuque Street along the Iowa River back open by next week. "That's our goal if everything holds," said Rick Fosse, director of Iowa City's... Read More »

Johnson County Officials Worry About Forecast For Upcoming Rain

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Officials in Johnson County are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for rain, both this weekend and next week. County spokesperson Terrence Neuzil said the county is... Read More »

Coralville Lake Dropping; Weather Being Watched

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Coralville Lake continued to drop Thursday, but officials are keeping an eye on a wet weather forecast. The lake was at 708.2 feet above sea level Thursday morning, down from Wednesday’s... Read More »

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