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Flood Cresting Information - Marshalltown

June 11, 2008

Marshalltown, Iowa - The following is a Press Release sent out by Marshalltown Authorities. It is in reference to the rising depth of the Iowa river and serves to keep the public up to date.

The newest predictions for flood crest on the Iowa River at Marshalltown have been increased. This will mean that it is important for persons in low-lying areas to be alert from Thursday afternoon until Saturday.

At the present time, the levees are in good condition. The river is at an elevation of 20 feet, 3 inches. The levees were designed for a flood elevation of 23 feet, with an additional three feet of safety margin. The flood forecast is for a peak elevation of 23 feet, 4 inches at 1:00 a.m. on Friday. This would mean that the water level would be 2 feet, 8 inches below the top of the levee.

City employees continue to monitor the levee system.

The Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at the Coliseum, 20 West State Street. It will be open as needed, starting at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Richard Hierstein
City Administrator

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