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Forecast Improves on Flooded Iowa River

Updated: Tuesday, June 4 2013, 12:24 PM CDT
IOWA CITY, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- There are growing sings of optimism that the worst might soon be over for Iowa City.  Tuesday morning, the Army Corps of Engineers reported that their latest projections forecast the Coralville Lake to crest three feet below the emergency spillway.
   That crest is still schedule to occur Thursday and it could take several days before the lake's level begins to fall.  In the meantime, the Iowa River in Iowa City, downstream from the lake, will remain around 25 feet the rest of the week.
   The Corps says that if all goes well, they may start reopening camps and roads in the park in four to five days. 
   Meanwhile, the United Way is suspending its operations at the fairground, saying they have met the need for volunteers.  A call center will remain open until Friday night and the agency can reopen it later if needed.  The United Way says it might also later ask for additional help as cleanup begins once the waters recede.Forecast Improves on Flooded Iowa River


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