Flood Warning issued for a few local rivers

Flood WATCH is in effect for much of Iowa, as moderate to heavy rain is forecast to fall over deep snow pack.

Several rivers have flood warnings for later this week, in anticipation of melting snow and moderate to heavy rain.  These rivers include portions of: Cedar, Iowa, Upper Iowa, Wapsipinicon, Turkey, Maquoketa, North Skunk and English rivers. Minor to moderate flooding is possible.  Click here to find the latest levels for the river near you.

Melting snow, moderate to heavy rain in the forecast and run-off are all contributing factors to the increased flood risk this week.  The National Weather Service has already issued Flood Warnings for portions of the Wapsipinicon, Maquoketa, Iowa and North Skunk rivers.  These will be rapid rises.

At 16.5 feet, water is on River St. and Main St. in Manchester.

The Wapsi near Anamosa at Shaw Road is forecast to go above flood stage Friday afternoon. At 14.7 feet, water affects the Camelot Campground.  At 16.5 ft, Jungle Town Road is shut down.  At 17.1 ft, Buffalo and Walnut Creeks are backed up, closing 42nd street west and east of Olin.

Maquoketa River near Maquoketa will rapidly rise over the next couple days. At 24 ft. (Minor Flood Stage), water affects agricultural land in Maquoketa and causes storm sewer backups.  At 26 ft. (Moderate Flood Stage), significant agricultural flooding and increasing impacts on the city.  At 27 feet, water affects industries on the north side of Maquoketa.  At 28.5 feet (major flood stage), water affects north side of Maquoketa with widespread ag flooding.

The Iowa River at Lone Tree will be rising over the next several days.  At 16 ft. water affects Lola Land and Y Ave.  Sand Road closes south of 520th Street.  River Junction access park is affected by water.  At 18.5 feet, the park is flooded, and low lying rural roads are under water.

Kyle Kiel

Kyle Kiel

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