Wapsipinicon River level dropping at Anamosa

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service says the water level in the rain-swollen Wapsipinicon (wahp-sih-PIH’-nih-kihn) River is dropping in the eastern Iowa city of Anamosa.

The weather service says the river level was just under 20.6 feet and falling at 7:15 a.m. Friday, still well above its 14-foot flood stage.

The service says the flood warning remains in effect but the forecast crest for Friday had been dropped to 21 feet from the previous figure of 22.6 feet. An earlier forecast said it would crest at 26 feet, just short of the 2008 record.

Volunteers had placed sandbags at the city water treatment plant and around manholes and homes.

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