Cedar River expected to crest at 12.5 feet today

UPDATE AT NOON SUNDAY, JUNE 10 — A revised forecast from the National Weather Service says the Cedar River in Charles City will crest at 12.5 feet today, rather than 17 feet on Monday.

UPDATE AT 9:40 p.m., Saturday — The Cedar River in Charles City is now forecast to crest at 17 feet by 5 p.m. Monday, June 11. That is in the moderate flooding range. Major flooding begins at 18 feet.

According to the National Weather Service, at:

  • 17 feet — Residences south of Riverside Avenue may be flooded.
  • 15 feet — Leland Avenue floods, and flooding on Park Drive and 19th Avenue is likely.
  • At 14 feet — Bracket Street is closed.
  • At 12 feet — Barricading of streets begins, and the intersection of Riverside and North Illinois Streets may be flooded. The cable pedestrian bridge is closed.


Floyd County Emergency Management issued this alert: “Area rivers in Floyd County are experiencing flooding. For the most up to date information, go to the Floyd County Iowa Emergency Management Facebook Page. For emergency situations, dial 911. For non-emergency situations, call 641-257-6144.”

CHARLES CITY — The Cedar River as of 7:30 p.m is within less than 2 feet of its minor flood stage of 12 feet. According to the National Weather Service it’s at 10.47 feet. The Cedar had reached a crest of 12.24 feet around midnight before dropping to 8.33 feet by 5 p.m. today.