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City Monitoring Flood Stage

City Monitoring Flood Stage

August 31, 2021

September 1, 2021 Update: The City’s Public Works Department no longer anticipates any road closures due to the river forecast dropping below flood stage. We will continue to monitor the forecast.


Previous Bulletin

City Conducting Minor Flood Stage Activities; Public Impacts Minimal — August 31, 2021

The City’s Public Works Department is taking measures to address minor flood stage river levels. The Cedar River is projected to crest overnight between Thursday, September 2 and Friday, September 3, at under 11 feet (below minor flood stage), which will have minimal impacts to the general public.

Flood response measures include the closure of low-lying roads and parks, including:

  • Otis Road SE
  • Robbins Lake off Ellis Road NW
  • Manhattan Park pavilion

During elevated river stages, the Public Works and Utilities departments conduct 24/7 observation and monitoring of river levels to address any concerns. The departments remain in close contact with the National Weather Service to monitor changes to these predictions.

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