Major river flooding in northern Iowa Wednesday, more rain possible in southern areas

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Published: Aug. 24, 2016 at 11:23 AM CDT
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After heavy rains over northern parts of eastern Iowa on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, major flooding has been occurring along rivers, and is forecast to move down stream over the next 24 hours.

As of 10:30AM Wednesday morning, the Turkey River at Spillville had reached record level flooding at 20 feet, 2 inches!

Here is a list of other River Flood Warnings in effect in eastern Iowa:

Turkey River at Elkader

MAJOR FLOODING EXPECTED

Forecast to rise above flood stage Wednesday and continue to rise to near 25 feet by Thursday afternoon.

Expected to fall below flood stage by Saturday morning.

Turkey River at Garber

MAJOR FLOODING EXPECTED

Forecast to rise above flood stage by Thursday morning and continue to rise to near 26 feet Thursday night.

Expected to fall below flood strage by Saturday morning.

EARTHEN LEVEE AT ELKPORT IS THREATENED AT THIS LEVEL

Upper Iowa River at Decorah

MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING

Forecast to rise to near 13.5 feet by later Wednesday.

Residential flooding is possible on the west side of town. Street and storm sewer flooding on the east side of town, south of the levee, can cause basement flooding if flood stage is exceeded for extended period of time.

Upper Iowa River at Dorchester Highway 76

MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING

Forecast to rise to near 22 feet by Wednesday afternoon.

Upper Iowa River at Bluffton

Minor Flooding is occurring.

Forecast to rise to near 14.5 feet around noon.

At 14.2 feet, water goes over the road near Bluffton.

Cedar River at Charles City

Minor Flooding is forecast

Forecast to rise above flood stage by Wednesday evening and continue to rise to near 12.9 feet by Thursday morning.

Expected to fall below flood stage by Thursday

Intersection of Riverside and Illinois Streets may be flooded.

Northern Iowa should be sparred from more rain for the next couple of days, however, more storms may occur in the southern half of the TV9 viewing area tonight. The heaviest of rain should stay mostly south of the state, with the exception of far southern counties, which may pick up around an inch.