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Sunday Morning Eastern Iowa River Updates
Updated: Sunday, June 2 2013, 07:16 AM CDT
CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/FOX 28) - Rivers and other tributaries in eastern Iowa are rising less rapidly than expected, thanks to lighter rain in recent days.
The Cedar River crested at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning in Cedar Rapids at 18.23 feet - more than a foot lower than originally projected Friday. Still, the river crested six feet above flood stage, and business owners and residents on both sides of the river are keeping a wary eye on the river, which isn't expcted to return to its banks until Wednesday. That crest is the 11th highest in recorded history.
To the south in Iowa City, the National Weather Service predicts the Iowa River, which was just over 24 feet Saturday, will crest Tuesday at 25.5 feet. However, because of water releases from Coralivlle Lake, that level is expected to continue through Friday, and is expected to cause significant damage.
Saturday, Johnson County Emergency management officials estimated that damage to unincorporated parts of the county along the river will experience $4-5 million, and there's no estimate yet on urban damage - including on the University of Iowa campus which straddles the river.
Monday afternoon, Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will tour the flood precautions on campus. Earlier in the day they'll tour New Hartford, where one man died while trying to drive through flood waters, and will fly over other floods damaged parts of the state.