Cedar River in Cedar Falls Now Projected to Crest Even Higher
The City of Cedar Falls wants to make residents aware of the projected river level of the Cedar River.
At 11:04 AM on August 30, the Cedar River was projected to crest at 91.6 feet on Tuesday. Flood stage is 89 feet in Cedar Falls.
At 1:53 PM, an announcement was made by the city that now the Cedar River is projected to hit 92.6 feet on Tuesday, August 31. This will put it at 'Moderate Flooding.'
At this level, water covers the bike path at George Wyth Park as well as the road at 1712 and 1118 Cottage Row Road, the north and south legs of Cottage Row Road south of Snag Creek, the north half of Tourist Park, and Riverside Drive south of Beech Street. Water also covers Big Woods Road south of Dunkerton Road, the north parking lot of Island Park, and portions of Lake Street. Additionally, water is in the southeast corner of Gateway Park.
The major flood stage in Cedar Falls is 94 feet. The highest crest in Cedar Falls occurred during the Flood of 2008 when it reached 102.1 feet.
The projected 92.6 feet would place the crest at the 20th highest of all-time in Cedar Falls.
This would also be the highest crest since 95.05 feet on March 17, 2019.
This information is based on the most recent projection by the National Weather Service at 1:53 p.m. on August 30, 2021.
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