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Cedar Rapids set to close boat ramps again due to high water

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The Cedar Rapids Fire Department says they will close the boat ramps again on Wednesday morning due to the rising Cedar River. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department says they will close the boat ramps again on Wednesday morning due to the rising Cedar River.
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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department says they will close the boat ramps again on Wednesday morning due to the rising Cedar River.

Greg Buelow, Public Information Officer, says the ramps -- which were closed for part of the Memorial Day weekend -- will close again at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

They are expected to re-open at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Buelow says all watercraft are prohibited from being on the Cedar River when the level reaches 13 feet or higher.

According to the National Weather Service, the river was at 11.6 feet at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning and is expected to reach 13 feet early Thursday morning.

The river is expected to crest at 15 feet Thursday night. It is expected to drop back below 13 feet early Sunday morning.

These predictions could change and the ramp closures could be extended if the area receives more rain than expected.

Buelow says there is an increased risk of boating accidents with swift moving water, strong currents and rapidly-moving debris.

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