New Evidence River Will Crest Tomorrow?

June 14, 2008 - 9:08 PM

In the latest interview, John Castle, operations manager for the Coralville Reservoir, predicts that the lake will crest tomorrow and 1 foot lower than previously predicted. However, he was quick to point out that this prediction does not take into consideration the short intense weather cell that dumped an undisclosed amount of rain into the Iowa River earlier this afternoon.

The big question is, just how much rain fell earlier today and how much more will fall tonight?

New numbers may be suggesting that the Coralville Lake may be cresting even now with the current level at 716.90, down from 716.93 not long ago. Inflow into the reservoir at 6:00 pm was 57,648 CFS with outflow at 49,200 CFS.

We have had the better part of two days with no rain and that will undoubtedly have an effect on things. Lets hope this prediction actually sticks.

We will reevaluate our situation in the morning.