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Iowa City residents urged to keep flood protective measures in place

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Even with Saturday's rainfall, the flow from the Coralville Reservoir continues to hold steady.

Sunday, the United States Army Corps of Engineers say the reservoir has inflows of 27,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) and outflows of 18,000 cfs.

Saturday's rainfall had very little impact on the Iowa River basin, according to the National Weather Service.

Another storm is expected to develop late Monday that could include heavier rains, but most of this storm is expected to pass south of the reservoir's drainage basin.

City leaders say despite periods of dry weather expected midweek, residents are urged to keep flood protective measures in place.

As a safety precaution, people are strongly encouraged to avoid construction areas, flood barriers and walkways near the Iowa River because of the unpredictability of the rising water.

Tampering with flood barriers is prohibited, constitutes trespassing and may compromise their effectiveness.

Iowa City officials will continue to closely monitor Iowa River and area creek levels.

 

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