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    Cedar river rising fast

    Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Quad Cities: Cedar River at Cedar Rapids

    expected to crest 1.5 ft above the record about Thursday - its been coming up quickly all morning (my view of the outside world is the river)



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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    Yeah, I live right where the Cedar and Iowa come together!jk
    In Columbus Junction, where the Cedar and the Iowa join together, our flooding right now is predicted to be 1.5 feet worse than the flood of '93, and the flood of '93 was pretty darn bad. We are moving as much as we can out of my Dad's vet clinic right now.



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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    Coralville Reservoir is expected to overtop the spillway tonight.

    http://www.press-citizen.com/apps/pb.../80609004/1079



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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    I was out sandbagging in Palo all day today, but the city doesn't have enough bags to give to residents or businesses to protect their properties. Tomorrow I am going to have to get some plastic and a ton of sand to make a wall 3 foot high around a 2 acre property to protect our tennants belongings.



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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    Oops, that went in the wrong thread.



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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    It's pretty wild up here in Waterloo. I've never seen the river this high. Thank goodness they built the extensive levee system up here after the city nearly floated away in the 60's.



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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    Quote Originally Posted by Sousaclone View Post
    Thanks to one of my roommate's friends recommendation we tailgated in the Haunted forest lot all last year. Not quite as nutty as the student lots but much easier to get out of, the same price, and it's all grass. only downside is that there are much fewer porta-johns. Plus we parked there at about 1 am the morning of the Iowa Game.

    Unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to make it to any of the games. Hopefully we get some on TV this year.
    I think you're in the wrong thread...but don't worry, everyone has a case of the Mondays every once in a while.



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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    It's pretty wild up here in Waterloo. I've never seen the river this high. Thank goodness they built the extensive levee system up here after the city nearly floated away in the 60's.
    I'm far from an expert when it comes to engineering, but wouldn't this create more problems downstream?


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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I was out sandbagging in Palo all day today, but the city doesn't have enough bags to give to residents or businesses to protect their properties. Tomorrow I am going to have to get some plastic and a ton of sand to make a wall 3 foot high around a 2 acre property to protect our tennants belongings.

    If I was around the area, i would be glad to help ya do some sand-bagging. Just that I'm a ways away I wish I could help any in need.



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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    Looks like I might be canoeing to work.



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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    Well what several other businesses are doing is take 20 foot wide by 100 foot rolls of plastic and dumping sand in them 3 foot high. Then toping it off with something heavy.

    We have a skid loader to dump the sand on the plastic, and since we couldn't get sandbags we bought about 1000 trashbags to use on the top.

    Worst part of all this is, we are not in the floodplain so we have no flood insurance, which alot of the newer homes around our location are in the same boat.



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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    I'm far from an expert when it comes to engineering, but wouldn't this create more problems downstream?
    Yeah I think I've read that it does make the water a bit higher than it would be immediatly before and after the levee systems. However in this part of the world you're talking mostly farm fields so it's the lesser of two evils when you consider the population densities of urban vs. rural.



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    Re: Cedar river rising fast

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Yeah I think I've read that it does make the water a bit higher than it would be immediatly before and after the levee systems. However in this part of the world you're talking mostly farm fields so it's the lesser of two evils when you consider the population densities of urban vs. rural.
    I see. I figured it had to go somewhere.


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