Wapsi River Drops in Independence, Flooding Expected in Anamosa Area

The Wapsi River in Independence has dropped below flood stage.

The river was at 11.4 feet at noon Thursday – just below the 12-foot flood stage. The Wapsi crested at 14.7 feet early Wednesday, just below major flood stage.

A flood warning remains in effect for the Wapsipinicon River near Anamosa Shaw Road. The river there is expected to rise above the 14.5-foot flood stage just after midnight tonight to a crest of 18.6 feet early Saturday morning. It will then fall below flood stage Sunday afternoon.