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Coralville Reservoir expected to peak below spillway next week

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the inflows into the Coralville Reservoir peaked Friday. The reservoir is predicted to crest at 710 feet above sea level -- two feet below the emergency spillway -- on Thursday, July 10.

The Corps of Engineers says this news is encouraging, but it is important to note that the river projections can change quickly if there are additional heavy rains in the next few weeks.

After a good turnout of sandbagging volunteers Friday morning, the city suspended its sandbagging operations Friday at noon. The sandbagging will not resume unless weather changes.

The United Way Emergency Volunteer Center will deactivate and be placed on "standby" as of noon Friday. The United Way Emergency Call Center will remain active from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Tuesday, July 15. 

The Call Center is available to anyone who has questions about volunteering, needs volunteer assistance or has questions about flood conditions or where to turn for other services. After hours, individuals can contact the United Way 2-1-1 regional call center by dialing 2-1-1 or 866-469-2211.

Many Iowa City roads are still closed, including North Dubuque Street from Foster Road to Park Road and North Dodge Street (Highway 1). These closures have altered the bus routes. The latest changes can be seen at: http://www.icgov.org/apps/news/?newsID=9762.

The city says Lower City Park and Terrill Mill Park are closed until further notice, but Upper City Park is still open.

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