Flood Forecast For Cedar River Lowered

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) – Flood forecasts for the Cedar River have been lowered.

The river is expected to crest Tuesday, 11 feet above flood stage.

People spent the weekend sandbagging, fearing it would go higher. The National Weather Service predicted that the river would crest at 23 feet in Cedar Rapids by Tuesday morning. However, it is now forecasted to crest just eight feet below the record set back in 2008.

Still, many homes may still flood, and thousands who were evacuated may not be able to return home for days.

Further upstream, a group in Waterloo saved a baby deer from the flood water.

Knowing the deer would die if they didn’t help it, a man put on a life jacket, strapped in the deer and pulled it to safety.

The group drove the deer out of town and let it free.

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