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UPDATE: Saturday rain had little impact on Coralville Lake levels

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Officials say Saturday's rainfall total of half an inch had little effect on the Coralville Lake Reservoir, which is now expected to peak at 708.16 feet above sea level Tuesday.

The latest levels show Coralville Lake at 707.13 feet. At 712 feet, water will go over the lake's spillway, which happened in 2008 and 1993.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says flow from the Coralville Reservoir continues to hold steady with inflows of 27,000 cubic feet per second and outflows of 18,000 cubic feet per second.

More precipitation is expected later today, though likely less than an inch. Rain is also in the forecast Monday, but is expected to pass south of the reservoir's drainage basin.

Officials are urging residents to keep protective measures in place despite the promising forecast. Boating and swimming continue to be prohibited on the Iowa River and all creeks, streams and flooded areas south of the Coralville Dam.

Flood protection is in place in Iowa City and the University of Iowa for areas along the Iowa River.

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