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Spring 2013 Iowa Floods

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In Cedar Rapids the Cedar River is expected to crest Saturday at just under 20 feet one week before the fifth anniversary of the 2008 flood. 5/31/2013

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A tractor is trapped in a flooded farm field in Tama County, Iowa. 5/29/2013

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The Army Corps of Engineers expects water to go over the spillway at the Coralville Reservoir. Water at this output base of the dam is being incrementally increased to a maximum of 20-thousand cubic feet per second, which will cause flooding in Iowa City. The water is expected to crest on June 8th, but officials say rainfall along the river system will affect the flood forecast. 5/30/2012

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In Iowa City, sand is loaded in wire mesh cages to create a barrier wall between the University of Iowa’s Mayflower dormitory and the Iowa River. 5/30/2013
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The University of Iowa’s Arts Center now has a steel flood wall to protect its buildings from possible flood waters. Because the arts campus was profoundly damaged during the 2008 flood, University officials are being extra protective. 5/30/2013
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The South Skunk River in Colfax is now above the National Weather Service flood height stage of 18 feet. 5/30/2013