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Iowa City Warns of More Flooding Possible
IOWA CITY (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
The United States Army Corps of Engineers reports that the Coralville Reservoir continues to fall.
The National Weather Service says that the current weather pattern should remain quiet through tomorrow (Saturday, June 8) with scattered showers in the area and only 1/10 inch rain. There is potential for 1/2 to one inch of rain and thunderstorms across the Iowa River Basin Saturday night into Sunday, June 9.
There is also a chance of more significant precipitation in the middle of next week, with a possibility of one to three inches of rain persisting through next week and the following. Residents are urged to keep flood protective measures in place.
Iowa City officials continue to monitor Rocky Shore Drive at CRANDIC Park, which is about one inch away from taking on water. Iowa Avenue by the railroad underpass, South Gilbert Street and the Riverside Drive/River Street intersection are also being monitored. With current weather conditions, these locations should remain accessible, though additional rainfall may impact travel on these roads.
Johnson County residents who have experienced property damage to homes or businesses are encouraged to submit their damage reports to Johnson County at www.johnson-county.com.
Iowa City officials will continue to closely monitor Iowa River and area creek levels. The City has created a web page to keep citizens updated with the latest flood-related information and provide additional resources. To stay up-to-date on the latest news, visit http://www.icgov.org/flood and follow the City of Iowa City on Twitter http://twitter.com/cityofiowacity or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-City-of-Iowa-City-Government/267660140000321.