Cedar River Levels

 

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St. Ansgar - Orchard - Charles City - Waverly - Janesville

Cedar Falls - Waterloo - Vinton - Palo - Cedar Rapids
Cedar Bluff - Conesville
 
Cedar River at St. Ansgar 
**Forecast information and flood impacts
are not available for this location**
Cedar River near St. Ansgar
  
Flood Categories
RecordNot available
Minor / Flood Stage1104 feet
Action Stage1101 feet
  
Cedar River at Orchard 
**Flood impacts are not available for this location**
Cedar River near Orchard
  
Flood Categories
Minor / Flood Stage10 feet
Action Stage7 feet
  
Cedar River at Charles City
Cedar River at Charles City
  
Flood Categories
Record25.33 feet - 6/9/2008
Major18 feet
Moderate15 feet
Minor / Flood Stage12 feet
Action Stage9 feet
River Level Impacts
12 feetBarricading of streets begins, and the intersection of Riverside and North Illinois Streets may be flooded; Cable pedestrian bridge is closed
17Residences south of Riverside may be flooded
19Brackett Street and Riverside at North Johnson are flooded. Highway 18 starts to flood
21Highway 218 at at South Grand is closed
22.5 feetEast of 700 Riverside is under water and the parking lot south of City Hall is flooded
 
Cedar River at Waverly
**Forecast information not available for this location**
Cedar River at Waverly
Flood Categories
Record19.33 - 6/10/2008
Major19 feet
Moderate17 feet
Minor / Flood Stage12 feet
Action Stage10 feet
River Level Impacts
11.5 feetLowland flooding of city parks in Waverly occurs
12 feet1st Street Northwest by Kohlmann Park floods
13 feetCedar Lane and 7th Avenue Southeast near 1st Street Southwest flood
15 feetWater affects northwest parts of Waverly. Portions of 3rd Street Southeast and 4th Street Southeast near the southeast Elementary School flood.
17Widespread flooding occurs in the northwest...southwest and southeast parts of Waverly. Also...Bremer Avenue floods.
Cedar River at Janesville
**Forecasts are issued as needed during times of high water,
but are not routinely available
**
Cedar River at Janesville
  
Flood Categories
Record19.45 feet - 6/10/2008
Major18 feet
Moderate15 feet
Minor / Flood Stage13 feet
Action Stage10 feet
River Level Impacts
11 feetLowland flooding of the city park occurs
12 feetWidespread lowland flooding occurs especially within the city park
13 feetEvacuation of a trailer court in Janesville may be needed...due to flooding on West 3rd Street. Much of the Janesville city park floods. Nearby gravel roads are affected
14 feetAreas of Janesville south of 8th Street are threatened
 
Cedar River at Cedar Falls
**Forecasts are issued as needed during times of high water,
but are not routinely available
**
Cedar River at Cedar Falls
  
Flood Categories
Record102.10 feet - 6/10/2018
Major94 feet
Moderate92 feet
Minor / Flood Stage89 feet
Action Stage85 feet
  
River Level Impacts
88.5 feetWater covers the bike path at George Wyth Park
90 feetWater covers the north half of Tourist Park
94.9 feetWater covers Fitkin Road
98.9 feetThe westbound lane of Iowa 57 is closed east of the Cedar River bridge
101.4 feetThe 18th Street and Main Street intersection is closed
 
Cedar River at Waterloo
**Forecasts are issued as needed during times of 
high water, but are not routinely available**
Cedar River at Waterloo
  
Flood Categories
Record27.01 feet - 6/11/2008
Major21 feet
Moderate19 feet
Minor / Flood Stage13 feet
Action Stage8.5 feet
  
River Level Impacts
10 feetStorm sewers are closed behind the Cattle Congress
17 feetMany storm sewers are closed along the Cedar River
25 feetThe 18th Street bridge is closed; levee gates are also closed throughout the downtown area of Waterloo
26 feetSandbagging is necessary at Fairview Cemetery
30 feetThis is the height of the Waterloo levee design protection
 
Cedar River at Vinton
**Forecasts are issued as needed during times of 
high water, but are not routinely available**
Cedar River at Vinton
 
River Level Impacts
Record24.70 feet - 6/12/2008
Major19 feet
Moderate18 feet
Minor / Flood Stage15 feet
Action Stage14 feet
 
River Level Impacts
8.5 feetFlow may begin into the overflow channel north of the main channel on Highway 150
17.5 feetFlood protection measures such as road closures and sandbagging begin
19 feetHighway 150 is under water in Vinton and the bridge over the Cedar River is closed
19.5 feetWater is at the bottom of the Iowa State Highway 150 bridge
 
Cedar River at Palo
**Forecasts are issued as needed during times of 
high water, but are not routinely available**
Cedar River at Palo
 
River Level Impacts
Record23.22 feet  - 6/13/2008
Major17 feet
Moderate15.5 feet
Minor / Flood Stage12.5 feet
Action Stage11 feet
 
River Level Impacts
12.5 feetThe Chain Lakes area is affected by flood waters
14 feetDry Creek begins to back up into the City of Palo due to high water 
15.5 feetWater reaches residences along Dry Creek in Palo
17 feetResidences across the eastern part of the city of Palo are affected by flood waters
21.1 feetWater reaches the bridge deck on 1st Street
 
Cedar River at Cedar Rapids
Cedar River at Cedar Rapids
 
Flood Categories
Record31.12 feet - 6/13/2008
Major16 feet
Moderate14 feet
Minor / Flood Stage12 feet
Action Stage10
 
River Level Impacts
9.5 feetWater affects the lowest sections of Otis Road SE
18 feetWater affects the lowest sections of Edgewood Road NW between Ellis Road NW and the Cedar River
22.5 feetWater reaches the top of a levee along 1st Street SW
24.2 feetWater reaches the bottom of the 1st Avenue bridge deck in downtown
27 feetWater affects Mercy Hospital
 
Cedar River at Cedar Bluff
**Forecasts are issued as needed during times of 
high water, but are not routinely available**
Cedar River at Cedar Bluff
 
Flood Categories
Record24.70 feet - 9/28/2016
Major26 feet
Moderate20 feet
Flood / Minor Stage16 feet
Action Stage12 feet
 
River Level Impacts
27.5 feetWater affects the lowest sections of County Highway F28
26 feet Water begins to overtop Interstate-80 just west of the Cedar River bridge
23 feetThe bridge going over the Cedar River on County Highway F44 at Rochester is closed
18 feetWater begins to affect access to the Sutliff Recreation Bridge
16 feetAgricultural land is flooded
 
Cedar River at Conesville
**Forecasts are issued as needed during times of 
high water, but are not routinely available**
Cedar River near Conesville
 
Flood Categories
Record23.40 feet - 6/15/2008
Major16.5 feet
Moderate15 feet
Minor / Flood Stage13 feet
Action12 feet
 
River Level Impacts
12 feetWater affects low lying access roads to recreational properties
14 feetWater affects residences along County Road F70
17 feetWater affects permanent structures and roads in campgrounds just north of I-80
22.5 feetWater is at the bottom of the I-80 bridge
23 feetWater is at the bottom of the U.S. Highway 6 bridge near Moscow