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Anamosa, Stone City dealing with high water from Wapsi River

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JONES COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Wapsi River is still rising.

It's more swollen and the waves are slightly bigger as the water flows through Wapsipinicon State Park.

Flood stage here is 14.5 feet. It's expected to reach 23.5 feet by Wednesday morning.

Just a few miles away over in Stone city, they're overflowing with water too.

A homeowner who lives right next to the Wapsi River, stacked sandbags to avoid water indoors. "You know they raised the forecast a couple of times earlier in the week, first I was feeling real good, then I was feeling not so good. Then when I saw they lowered it half a foot today, I was feeling very confident that we saved the basement and we'll just have to do a little clean-up and we'll just keep on living," said David Still.

But on the outside, there's plenty of water surrounding the property including the garage.

Even so, David feels relieved it's not as bad as 2008. "That was a tough one, fought very hard to save the basement. There was a backup because of some rain, it actually got under our main floor so we had to re-do the entire first floor of our house. And when you got a house that was built in 1863, that's a lot of work," he said.

The Wapsi River is expected to crest Wednesday in the Anamosa area. It will fall below flood stage on Saturday.  

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