Current Conditions 

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased its outflow at the Coralville Lake Reservoir from 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 12,000 cfs. This will be a temporary increase in outflow until lake levels start to fall by more than one foot per day. 

At that time the outflow will be reduced until the reservoir returns to the conservation pool target elevation of 683. 

View the latest forecast from the National Weather Service for Iowa City


Current Closures

An interactive map shows road, trail and park area closures throughout Johnson County. 

Roads 

  • Taft Speedway, from 115 Taft Speedway to N. Dubuque Street 

Parks

  • Lower City Park, 200 Park Road 
  • CRANDIC, 51 Rock Shore Dr.  

Trails 

  • Trail access under Interstate 80, near Waterworks Prairie Park
  • Trail access near Hills Bank on Gilbert Street 
  • Iowa River Trail near McCollister Blvd. and Terry Trueblood Recreation Area
  • Iowa River Trail, Hwy 6 underpass just south of Riverfront Crossings Park
  • Iowa River Trail, behind Kelly Auto/DQ
  • Iowa River Trail, eastside of Benton Street 
  • Iowa River Trail behind Ashton House, from curve at Rocky Shore to Normandy drives
  • Iowa River Trail north of Napoleon Ballfields at Rail Road Bridge

Sandbags 

Limited amounts of sandbagging supplies are currently available at the City’s Streets Department, 3800 Napoleon Lane. The public is responsible for filling their own bags. There are currently no sandbagging operations planned for the City.


Disaster Declaration

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for 19 counties, including Johnson County, for severe weather including heavy rains and flooding. 

The proclamation allows State resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather, and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or a maximum annual income of $41,560 for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.

The first place to seek assistance from the program and report their damage is online at: https://www.crisistrack.com/public/johnsonIA/citizenRequest.html

 


Stay Connected 

For updated alerts about flooding in Iowa City, subscribe to receive City news at www.icgov.org/e-subscriptions, and follow the City of Iowa City on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor.

For the latest forecast, visit www.weather.gov/dvn/, or tune in to local media for weather coverage, or use a weather radio. 


Flood Resources 

Iowa Flood Center 

The Iowa Flood Center tracks specific community-based flood conditions, forecasts and related information on the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) at ifis.iowafloodcenter.org. For details on how to use IFIS, watch the tutorial video provided on the site and contact IFIS with any questions.

Army Corps of Engineers 

The Army Corps of Engineers is monitoring water levels at the Coralville Reservoir and will adjust outflows as conditions require. The level and forecast for the Coralville Reservoir can be followed at 1.usa.gov/10EqSUk.

National Weather Service 

The National Weather Service forecast for the Iowa River can be found at 1.usa.gov/16mEyeE.