The Flood of 2008
On June 13, 2008, the Cedar River crested to its highest level in Cedar Rapids history, 31.12 feet. The previous record reached only 20 feet. The flood waters penetrated 10 square miles or 14 percent of the city. This monumental flood impacted 7,198 parcels, including 5,390 houses, dislocated more than 18,000 residents and damaged 310 City facilities. More flood facts.
See how far we've come since the devastating Flood of June 2008 by checking our "CR Progress" page.
Click on any of the links below to learn about our flood recovery plans, reports and assistance programs.