Officials: Water Will Near Emergency Spillway at Coralville Lake

By Mark Carlson, KCRG-TV9

CORALVILLE, Iowa — The Army Corps of Engineers says Coralville Lake is expected to crest near the emergency spillway at 712 feet above sea level. That crest is expected sometime in the next 7-8 days, according to Corps officials.

“These next 12 hours will be crucial,” said Dee Goldman, operations manager at Coralville Lake.

The Corps is also preparing to ramp up the outflow into the Iowa River. That could flood Dubuque Street in Iowa City for a significant period of time, said Rick Fosse with Iowa City public works.

“We will see, it really depends in how much rainfall we get,” Fosse said.

Johnson County emergency managed Dave Wilson said they’re planning a meeting to discuss possible impacts this afternoon.

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