Rivers Receding in CR and Independence; Rising Near Anamosa

The Cedar River has crested below major flood level in Cedar Rapids. The National Weather Service says the river crested at less than 16 feet overnight Sunday into Monday, but remains more than 3 feet above flood level. The city had prepared some spots for a crest of 18 feet. The river is expected to return below flood stage by Thursday.

Meanwhile, floodwaters have receded in Independence. Last week, the Wapsi River flowed out of its banks, causing major flooding in parts of town. It crested at 15-point-3 feet on Friday afternoon. As of Monday afternoon, the river had dropped five feet and will continue dropping throughout the week. (photo shown from last Tuesday night in Independence)

And in Jones County, a Flood Warning remains in effect for the Wapsipinicon River near Anamosa Shaw Road until Thursday morning. This morning, the river was causing moderate flooding at 20.5 feet and rising – that’s six feet above flood stage. It is expected to fall below 18 feet Tuesday night and fall below flood stage Thursday morning.