SEPTEMBER 24, 2016, 3:00 PM

The Cedar River flood stage at Vinton is 15 feet. The 2008 Flood reached a level of 24.7 feet. The updated river forecast from the National Weather Service at 10:07 a. m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016 indicates a new anticipated river level of 22.5 feet. The Cedar River is now expected to crest at Vinton approximately between 1:00 am and 11 am on Monday, September 26, 2016, with a gradual decrease to below 17 feet at approximately 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2016. Residents are encouraged to monitor the forecasts all weekend as these predictions may change depending on additional rainfall.