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Wapsi River in Anamosa expected to set record

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The Wapsipinicon River could set a new record this week.  According to current forecasts from the National Weather Service, the river will crest Friday night at 27 feet. That's higher than the current record set in 2008, which was a level of 26.18 feet. The Wapsipinicon River could set a new record this week. According to current forecasts from the National Weather Service, the river will crest Friday night at 27 feet. That's higher than the current record set in 2008, which was a level of 26.18 feet.
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ANAMOSA (KWWL) -

The Wapsipinicon River could set a new record this week.

According to current forecasts from the National Weather Service, the river will crest Friday night at 27 feet. That's higher than the current record set in 2008, which was a level of 26.18 feet.

Emergency managers had their first meeting Wednesday morning. Coordinator Brenda Leonard says right now everyone is waiting to see what happens upstream in Independence. 

Sandbagging is underway at the city shop along the Wapsipinicon River. Volunteers should bring boots, jeans and gloves.

Sandbagging will happen at Olin and Oxford Junction at a later time.

The Jones County Board of Supervisors issued a disaster proclamation after the meeting, meaning the county can request state resources if needed.

Leonard says it's not known how a 27-foot river level could impact the city of Anamosa because it has never been that high. A new wastewater system that was rebuilt higher after being wiped out in 2008 could change how water interacts with the city.

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