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Water reaches bottom of railroad bridge east of Kentucky Avenue bridge.
This is the approximate top of levee protection. Levees run from the 12th Street Northeast bridge to 9th Street along the east bank and also from 8th Street to 6th and Hampshire Streets.
Water may flow over the city dikes.
Widespread flooding occurs along the river. Some backwater effects are possible along Willow Creek between downtown Mason City and the confluence with the Winnebago river.
Sandbagging occurs on the dike from 12th Street Northeast to Carolina Street.
There is widespread flooding of city parks and water reaches the underside of the 12th Street Northeast bridge at the piers.
East and west city parks are affected in the 12th Street Northeast area.
Low lying areas along the river are affected.
Flood Categories (in feet)
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Historical Crests (1) 18.74 ft on 06/08/2008 (2) 14.80 ft on 03/27/1961 (3) 14.67 ft on 05/22/2004 (4) 14.27 ft on 04/11/1965 (5) 13.70 ft on 04/06/1965 (6) 13.06 ft on 08/31/1962 (7) 12.59 ft on 04/01/1993 (8) 12.44 ft on 04/07/1951 (9) 12.30 ft on 05/23/2004 (10) 12.25 ft on 07/08/1969 Show More Historical Crests
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