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Widespread heavy rain fell from the end of August through early September across the region. Rainfall totals approached 8 inches across portions of eastern IA and northwest IL, with locally heavier amounts due to thunderstorms. This water fell across already saturated soils, and eventually found its way into area rivers and tributaries. This led to significant rises of river levels, and eventually minor to major flooding. The Wapsipinicon, Rock, English, Skunk, Iowa, Cedar, Pecatonica and Mississippi Rivers were all affected.

Cedar River at I-80 (Iowa Flood Center Survey)
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