The National Weather Service is monitoring runoff moving through the river systems. Some areas have reached or are nearing crest levels, while others are well on the way up. Forecasts will likely change as more information is gathered about how runoff is moving through the river system and how ice continues to affect the flows. View […]
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The National Weather Service released its first spring flood outlook of the season on Thursday. It shows that the risk of spring snowmelt flooding is considerably higher than average. Read more.
Floods in Iowa are changing. We have entered a period of more widespread extreme rainfall, with storms projected to double in intensity by 2050. Last year was Iowa’s second wettest since such records have been kept. Statewide average precipitation was almost 10 inches above normal, and 27 counties across northern Iowa experienced their wettest year […]