Flooding continues in parts of Iowa PHOTOS GRAPHS

posted by Wendy Wilde -

DES MOINES, Iowa -  In Davenport Saturday a man who needed medical attention had to be rescued by boat. His house and the rest of his neighborhood is surrounded by flood water making it impossible to drive in and out, reports WHO TV.  

The Mississippi River at Davenport is at 17.4 feet, more than two feet over flood stage.

South of Davenport, according to flood gauges from the National Weather Service and U.S. Geological Survey, the Mississippi River at Muscatine is nearly three feet over flood stage.  

At Burlington, in southeastern Iowa, the Mississippi River is now in major flood stage, but cresting today.

Des Moines area

It was a rainy weekend in the Des Moines metro area, but not enough to have a significant impact on  high river levels. 

Only the 6th Street gauge is expected to reach near flood stage, early this week.

Cedar Rapids area

Despite rain and storms, and higher levels on the Cedar River from snow melt, in the Cedar Rapids area the Cedar River is not expected to near flood stage.

See Hydrograph charts above and below.  

Mississippi River flooding closes roads in Davenport, Iowa.  Photo WHO TV

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