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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 Falls are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 94
Moderate Flood Stage: 92
Flood Stage: 89
Action Stage: 85
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 102.10 ft on 06/10/2008
(2) 98.90 ft on 09/24/2016
(3) 96.20 ft on 07/23/1999
(4) 96.10 ft on 03/21/1961
(5) 95.80 ft on 04/02/1993
(6) 95.36 ft on 09/23/2018
(7) 95.05 ft on 03/17/2019
(8) 94.99 ft on 05/25/2004
(9) 94.70 ft on 04/08/1965
(10) 94.55 ft on 06/22/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 95.05 ft on 03/17/2019
(2) 95.36 ft on 09/23/2018
(3) 89.90 ft on 02/24/2017
(4) 98.90 ft on 09/24/2016
(5) 89.43 ft on 06/26/2015
(6) 94.55 ft on 06/22/2014
(7) 93.85 ft on 05/31/2013
(8) 84.39 ft on 05/08/2012 (P)
(9) 85.74 ft on 07/19/2011 (P)
(10) 86.18 ft on 06/24/2011 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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101.4 The 18th Street and Main Street intersection is closed.
100.8 The US 218 northbound lanes are closed.
100.7 Center Street is closed south of Janesville.
98.9 The westbound lane of Iowa 57 is closed east of the Cedar River bridge.
98 Water covers Dunkerton Road between Center Street and Big Woods Road.
97.9 Water covers the westbound lanes of Iowa 57 east of the Cedar River bridge.
97.8 Water covers the 200 block of East Lone Tree Road.
96 Water covers the 1500 to 1700 blocks of Center Street between the Brown Bottle and Cottage Row Road.
95.9 Water covers Lone Tree Road. The 200 and 300 blocks of Lone Tree Road are surrounded. Water covers the 2000 block of Lincoln Street east of 1821 Lincoln Street. Waterloo Road is closed at Cedar Falls Utilities. Water floods trailers at 1002 Clair Street. Water covers the south end of Timothy Street.
95.4 Water covers Waterloo Road at Utility Parkway.
94.9 Water covers Fitkin Road.
93.8 Water affects Cedar City. Water covers the road at 216 East Lake Street. Water is on the north edge of the road at 2125 Lone Tree Road.
93.6 Water covers McKinley Street between Lincoln Street and Grant Street. Water covers Logan Street between North Main Street and 4th Avenue.
93.3 Water covers Cottage Row Road south of Center Street. Water also crosses Big Woods Road at Lark Lane.
93.2 Water covers the 900 block of Lincoln Street just east of Roosevelt.
92.8 Water covers Grant Street at Horty Street. Water covers Lincoln Street west of Independence Avenue. Water covers Independence Avenue. Tourist Park floods.
92.7 Water covers Big Woods Road north of Dunkerton Road. Water covers Ford Road south of Fitkin Road.
92.2 Water is in southeast corner of Gateway Park.
91.2 Water covers portions of Lake Street.
91 Water covers Big Woods Road south of Dunkerton Road. Water also covers the north parking lot of Island Park.
90.3 Water covers Riverside Drive south of Beech Street.
90 Water covers the north half of Tourist Park.
89.7 Water covers the road at 1712 and 1118 Cottage Row Road.
89 County Road C57 is closed between North Union Road and Waverly Road.
88.8 Water covers the north and south legs of Cottage Row Road south of Snag Creek.
88.5 Water covers the bike path at George Wyth Park.

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