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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cedar River at Cedar Rapids are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.12 ft on 06/13/2008
(2) 21.95 ft on 09/27/2016
(3) 20.00 ft on 03/18/1929
(4) 20.00 ft on 06/01/1851
(5) 19.66 ft on 03/31/1961
(6) 19.27 ft on 04/04/1993
(7) 18.60 ft on 04/04/1933
(8) 18.51 ft on 04/10/1965
(9) 18.31 ft on 07/25/1999
(10) 18.30 ft on 05/27/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.95 ft on 09/27/2016
(2) 16.52 ft on 07/04/2014 (P)
(3) 17.34 ft on 06/25/2014 (P)
(4) 15.00 ft on 06/28/2013
(5) 18.23 ft on 06/02/2013
(6) 13.82 ft on 05/25/2013
(7) 11.46 ft on 03/28/2011
(8) 15.06 ft on 03/17/2010
(9) 12.17 ft on 08/28/2009
(10) 31.12 ft on 06/13/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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27 Water affects Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
24.2 Water reaches the bottom of the 1st Avenue bridge deck in downtown Cedar Rapids.
23.5 Water reaches the bottom of the County Road F28 bridge deck at Cedar Bluff.
22.5 Water reaches the top of a levee along 1st Street SW in Cedar Rapids.
22.2 Water reaches the bottom of the 2nd Avenue bridge deck in downtown Cedar Rapids.
20.2 Water reaches the bottom of the 3rd Avenue bridge deck and affects several homes along the river on 1st Street NW in Cedar Rapids.
19.5 Water reaches the bottom of the Blairs Ferry Road bridge deck.
19 Water reaches the bottom of a railroad bridge over the river near 1st Street NW and I Avenue NW in Cedar Rapids.
18.5 Water affects the lowest residences in Palo.
18.2 Water reaches the bottom of the railroad bridge along 8th Avenue in Cedar Rapids.
18 Water affects the lowest sections of Edgewood Road NW between Ellis Road NW and the Cedar River.
17.7 Water affects the lowest sections of the main road through Ellis Boat Harbor on Ellis Road NW. Water affects the lowest sections of Blairs Ferry Road near the Cedar River.
16.5 Water affects the lowest sections of Ellis Road NW near the Ellis Pool and affects the entrance road to Ellis Boat Harbor on Ellis Road NW in Cedar Rapids.
15.5 Water affects the lowest sections of Old River Road SW.
15.2 Water affects the parks along the river between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue and between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue.
14.2 Water affects the lowest sections of C Street SW near Prairie Creek.
14 Water affects a restaurant along the river on Ellis Road NW. Water affects many residences in Cedar Bluff.
13.5 Water affects the lowest sections of Palo.
13 Water affects the lowest residences in Cedar Bluff.
11.5 Water affects Osborn Park in Cedar Rapids.
9.5 Water affects the lowest sections of Otis Road SE.

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