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Army Corps: Flooding Threat Easing
Updated: Monday, June 3 2013, 12:10 PM CDT
IOWA CITY, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- The Army Corps of Engineers said this morning in appears they will stay in control of the Iowa River at the Coralville Dam.
With the man-made lake quickly filling up with flood waters, leaders there are forecasting the water to crest Thursday two feet below the spillway. That would keep the flow regulated to what the Corps is currently pushing out which is just over 18,000 cubic feet per second.
Once the lake level crests, officials expect it to hold for a couple of days before falling. That's why the flooding happening now in Iowa City is still expected to last for several days, until the amount of water dumped out of the lake can be decreased.
Despite the good news, the Johnson County Sheriff reminds boats that no one is allowed downstream of the lake. That ban includes the Iowa River and its tributaries.