DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rivers and other tributaries in eastern Iowa are rising less rapidly than expected, thanks to lighter rain in recent days.
The National Weather Service at Davenport says flood warnings will remain in effect for much of the area until next week. Some areas — such as Iowa City and Burlington — will see more flooding in the coming days.
At Iowa City, the Iowa River was just over 24 feet on Saturday, causing moderate flooding. But Tom Olsen with the weather service says the river is expected to crest at nearly 25.5 feet by Tuesday, causing some major flooding.
The Mississippi River at Burlington has already surpassed the major flood stage of 18 feet, coming in at 19.29 feet on Saturday. It’s expected to crest at 20.8 feet late Wednesday.