This news story has been updated to reflect the most recent projection of the river level by the National Weather Service as of 1:50 p.m. on August 30, 2021:
The City of Cedar Falls wants to make residents aware of the projected river level of the Cedar River. Staff has started the process of following our flood emergency preparedness procedures.
The Cedar River is projected to hit 92.6 feet on Tuesday, August 31, 2021*. At this level, water covers the bike path at George Wyth Park as well as the road at 1712 and 1118 Cottage Row Road, the north and south legs of Cottage Row Road south of Snag Creek, the north half of Tourist Park, and Riverside Drive south of Beech Street. Water also covers Big Woods Road south of Dunkerton Road, the north parking lot of Island Park, and portions of Lake Street. Additionally, water is in the southeast corner of Gateway Park.
City staff will continue to monitor the river levels and provide press releases as needed with updated information.
Flood information can be found on the City’s webpage at https://www.cedarfalls.com/812/Flood-Information. The webpage also provides a link to monitor river levels and current projections. A brochure is available online which includes what to do to prepare for a flood and streets that may be affected. These can also be picked up in the City Hall lobby.
Please contact Cedar Falls Public Safety at (319) 273-8612 for more information or with any questions.
*Projection made as of 1:50 p.m. on August 30, 2021. Please check https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=dmx&gage=cedi4&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1 to stay updated on projected river levels.