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Sen. Grassley Monitors Flooding in North Iowa

Flood warnings for rivers in north Iowa continue to expire. 

Warnings issued for the Cedar River in Charles City, the Turkey River at Elkader and Garber, and the Upper Iowa River near Dorchester have all ended as river levels lowered below flood stage. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s heard more about recent damages caused by high winds, but his staff also has their eyes on the flooding from the weekend.

A flood warning continues for the Cedar River in Cedar Falls, where the river crested early Tuesday afternoon at 91.2 feet, over two feet above flood stage. The river is falling and expected to be below 85 feet by Thursday afternoon.

The Wapsipinicon River in Independence was at 12.3 feet Tuesday afternoon and still rising. It’s expected to crest at 14.3 feet around midnight, then fall back below the flood stage of 12 feet by early Thursday morning.

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Mark Pitz

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