Cedar River returning to below flood stage in Cedar Rapids

September 27, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The Cedar River water level is dropping in Cedar Rapids following its crest at nearly 6 feet (2 meters) over flood stage.

The National Weather Service says the river has dropped more than 18 inches (46 centimeters) since cresting Wednesday just under the level for which the city had prepared: 18 feet (5.5 meters).

The river is expected to be below flood stage on Saturday.

Floodwater closed several roads.

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