Sunday Morning Flood Update
Sunday morning and things are looking just a little bit better.
The flood level peak has been lowered to 23.5 feet, expected to crest at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Here's the latest from NOAA:
* At 5:00 AM Sunday the stage was 10.4 feet...and rising. * Flood stage is 12 feet. * No flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast. * Uncertainty remains on forecast rainfall and how water routes through the river system. Forecasts may change. * Forecast...Rise above flood stage today...and continue rising to 23.5 feet Tuesday morning. Fall below flood stage Saturday morning. * Impact...At 23.5 feet...Water reaches the bottom of the County Road F28 bridge deck at Cedar Bluff.
According to NOAA, here is how the impact affects Cedar Rapids.
Level - Impact -
|23.5||Water reaches the bottom of the County Road F28 bridge deck at Cedar Bluff.|
|22.5||Water reaches the top of a levee along 1st Street SW in Cedar Rapids.|
|22.2||Water reaches the bottom of the 2nd Avenue bridge deck in downtown Cedar Rapids.|
|20.2||Water reaches the bottom of the 3rd Avenue bridge deck and affects several homes along the river on 1st Street NW in Cedar Rapids.|
|19.5||Water reaches the bottom of the Blairs Ferry Road bridge deck.|
|19||Water reaches the bottom of a railroad bridge over the river near 1st Street NW and I Avenue NW in Cedar Rapids.|
|18.5||Water affects the lowest residences in Palo.|
|18.2||Water reaches the bottom of the railroad bridge along 8th Avenue in Cedar Rapids.|
|18||Water affects the lowest sections of Edgewood Road NW between Ellis Road NW and the Cedar River.|
|17.7||Water affects the lowest sections of the main road through Ellis Boat Harbor on Ellis Road NW. Water affects the lowest sections of Blairs Ferry Road near the Cedar River.|
|16.5||Water affects the lowest sections of Ellis Road NW near the Ellis Pool and affects the entrance road to Ellis Boat Harbor on Ellis Road NW in Cedar Rapids.|