Floodplain Information

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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. 

2008 Flood Facts
Details about the Flood of 2008 and its impact on Cedar Rapids.

2008 Flood Photos

Iowa Flooding and Derecho Story Map
A detailed history of natural disasters including: Floods of 2008 / 2016 and the 2020 Derecho with interactive maps showing the progression of flood waters and before and after aerial photos created by: 

Alicia Adams, U., 2021. Disaster and Urban Planning Response in Cedar Rapids, IA. [online] ArcGIS StoryMaps.

Map of Flooded Area
Explore this interactive map of the flood-impacted neighborhoods of Cedar Rapids, called the 2008 Flood Viewer. 



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