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Concern Rising With River in Johnson, Iowa Counties

IOWA COUNTY, Iowa - Concern is building up and down the Iowa River as waters continue to rise. Monday morning the river hit six feet above flood level in Marengo but didn’t cause much property destruction... Read More »

New Hartford Floods, Braces for More

NEW HARTFORD, Iowa - People in the town of New Hartford are working to prevent flood waters from filling the city. Throughout the day Monday, water from Beaver Creek threatened homes and buildings. Late... Read More »

Cedar River Reaches Major Flood Stage in Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The Cedar River swelled out of its banks Thursday as waters rose to five and half feet above flood stage. The National Weather Service predicts the waters will hold at that level until... Read More »

Farmers in Southeast Iowa Counties Can Seek Disaster Help

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency says the USDA has included six southeast Iowa counties as part of a presidential major disaster designation that could help... Read More »

Heavy Rains Cause Flash Flooding in Parts of Eastern, Central Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Several days of heavy rain are not only putting a damper on Memorial Day weekend activities, but also causing flood concerns in eastern and central Iowa. Only a month or so removed... Read More »

Minor Flooding Expected in Waverly

WAVERLY, Iowa - Waverly city officials are telling residents to expect minor flooding in the southeast part of town as the Cedar River bulges. The blame is on recent rains further north that dropped... Read More »

West Liberty Spends Weekend Clearing Flood Damage

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa - Tom Roberts spent Saturday getting rid of his flood damaged furniture. "I'm old enough I shouldn't be doing this," Roberts said while yanking the couch from the flatbed of his truck.... Read More »

Drought Eases in Many Places, Fields Turn to Mud

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As spring rains soaked the central United States and helped conquer the historic drought, a new problem has sprouted: The fields have turned to mud. The weekly drought monitor... Read More »

Flooding Problems Move South to the Kalona Area

KALONA, Iowa- Rapidly rising water overnight on the English River caught some people by surprise in and around the Kalona area on Friday. The English River crested at 22.3 feet at Kalona during the day.... Read More »

Rising Creeks and Streams Not the Only Flooding Problem

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- Flash flooding caused by rapidly rising streams and creeks wasn’t the only water problem in Cedar Rapids. The “closed” sign went up suddenly at three businesses in the New Bohemia... Read More »

Flash Flooding Continues Following Heavy Rain Overnight

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Heavy rain overnight, in addition to heavy rain over the past 36 hours, has lead to additional flash flooding issues across Eastern Iowa. The city of Cedar Rapids has announced that... Read More »

Flooding Causes Problems for Property Owners

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The flooding scene didn't just unfold outside for some homeowners, but inside as well. One by one, neighbors in the Creekside Neighborhood on the east side of the city discovered water... Read More »

Johnson Co. Issues Disaster Declaration Following Flash Flooding

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Heavy rain caused flash flooding across southeastern Iowa on Wednesday, leading to an "emergency" declaration in Johnson County. 1-3" of rain fell across areas along and south of Highway... Read More »

Rain in Forecast Could Lead to Flash Flooding Problems

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Rain is expected to soak much of Eastern Iowa for the rest of the week, raising concerns over flash flooding in the short-term and adding to the potential for more flooding later in... Read More »

Amid President's Budget, Will Fed Funding For Cedar Rapids Flood Wall Fade?

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Now at 33 months since the Flood of 2008, years of planning, plotting and surveying still come down to loosening the grip on federal funding. "Your first goal is to get the approval... Read More »

Iowa City Awards Contract For Levee To Fight Flooding

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Construction will start next month on a levee along the Iowa River in southern Iowa City to try to prevent flooding in a neighborhood with mobile homes and businesses. The City Council... Read More »

One Week After Ice Jam: City & Residents React to Flood Response

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Ice chunks big enough to cover park benches along the banks of the Cedar River still sit as a reminder that it’s just the beginning of the flooding season. It's been a week since... Read More »

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