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Rivers on the rise once again, with major flooding projected

Estimated rainfall totals from the last three days

Several rounds of heavy rain over the last three days is leading to flooding on eastern Iowa rivers once again. After nearly two weeks of dry weather, there has been around two to six inches of rain in parts of eastern Iowa. Now rivers are rising.

The Turkey River in Garber and Elkader shot up after last night's rain and will crest a few feet above flood stage. The Cedar River will crest over the weekend and into next week in Cedar Falls, Vinton and Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids is expected to crest at 16.5', which would be a foot higher than the crest that just happened two weeks ago. With additional showers and thunderstorms expected tonight, the crest forecasts could change over the coming days, especially along the Cedar.

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