Cedar/Shell Rock River Flood Stages as of Friday Morning
The National Weather Service has updated the flood stage levels for the Cedar River, Shell Rock River, and other waterways early Friday (Sept. 23, 2016).
- In Cedar Falls and the Cedar River, from the West Fork of the Cedar River to the Cedar Falls/Waterloo city limits until Wednesday.
- In Waterloo and the Cedar River, from the Waterloo/Cedar Falls city limits to Spring Creek near LaPorte City until Tuesday morning.
- In Janesville and the Cedar River, from Quarter Section Run to the West Fork of the Cedar River until midday Sunday.
- In Shell Rock and the Shell Rock River, from Flood Creek near Clarksville to the Cedar River until Monday morning.
- In Franklin County and southern Butler County, until 11:15 AM Friday.
Here are the updated Flood Stage forecast from the National Weather Service as of 5:00 AM Friday, September 23, 2016.
In Charles City at 10:30 AM, the river was at 20.07 feet with a flood stage of 12.0 feet. The current crest is forecast to hit 21.8 feet today.
In Waverly at 11:15 AM , the river was measured at 12.75 with a flood stage of 12.0 feet. There is no predicted crest available from the National Weather Service.
In Janesville at 10:45 AM, the river was at 15.19 feet with a flood stage of 13.0 feet. The predicted crest is at 16.0 feet expected to hit around Saturday afternoon.
In Cedar Falls at 10:45 AM, the Cedar River was at 94.3 with a flood stage of 88.0 feet. The current model has a crest hitting the 99.8 feet mark on Saturday afternoon.
In Waterloo at 11:00 PM, the river was measured at 13.41 with a flood stage of 13.0 feet. The forecast crest is 24.9 feet to hit Saturday afternoon.
In Vinton at 10:15 AM, the river sat at 11.32 feet with a flood stage of 15.0 feet. A high mark of 22.1 feet is forecast to hit on Sunday evening.
SHELL ROCK RIVER:
In Shell Rock at 10:45 AM, the Shell Rock River was measured at 20.28 with a flood stage of 13.5 fee). The current forecast has the flood stage hitting 20.5 feet this evening. That would surpass the 20.4 record set in 2008.
WEST FORK OF THE CEDAR RIVER:
In Finchford at 9:45 AM, the river was measured at 13.99 feet with a flood stage of 17.0 feet. The latest flood stage forecast from the National Weather Service is 15.3 feet on late Monday.
In New Hartford at 9:45 AM, the level was measured at 8.8 with a flood stage of 12.5 feet. A high mark of 12.1 feet is forecast to hit on Saturday afternoon.