After several inches of rain fell across northwestern parts of the KWWL viewing area, some area creeks and rivers have the threat for minor to moderate flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for portions of the Iowa River, Beaver Creek and Black Hawk Creek. Here are the statements from the National Weather Service:
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Flood Warning for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa...Iowa River...Beaver Creek...Black Hawk Creek... Affecting the following counties in Iowa...Black Hawk...Butler... Marshall .Heavy rainfall since last night will lead to minor flooding along portions of the Iowa River. Minor flooding is expected along portions of Beaver Creek in the New Hartford area. Moderate flooding is expected along portions of Black Hawk Creek in the Hudson area. River forecasts include observed precipitation...as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If you encounter a flooded area...turn around and find an alternate route. Turn around...do not drown. More information...including impact statements and crest histories is available on the Web at... www.weather.gov/desmoines. Click on the Rivers and Lakes link. && IAC013-023-300239- /O.NEW.KDMX.FL.W.0043.150829T1056Z-150831T0600Z/ /NHRI4.1.ER.150829T1056Z.150829T1800Z.150830T0600Z.NO/ 939 PM CDT FRI AUG 28 2015 ...Flood Warning in effect until early Sunday morning... The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a * Flood Warning for The Beaver Creek at New Hartford...or From Johnson Creek near Parkersburg...to the Cedar River. * Until early Sunday morning. * At 8:00 PM Friday the stage was 4.6 feet...or 7.4 feet below Flood Stage. * Flood Stage is 12.0 feet. * No flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...rise to Flood Stage Saturday morning. Continue rising to 12.9 feet...or 0.9 feet above Flood Stage...Saturday afternoon. Go below Flood Stage early Sunday morning. * Impact...At 11.0 feet...Extensive agricultural flooding occurs south of town.
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This post was written by Schnack on August 28, 2015