Cedar Rapids flood plan comes to fruition
October 2, 2008
The Cedar Rapids City Council has been given nearly-final plans
for a flood-control system
including a long pair of floodwalls along the Cedar River
that would stretch from upstream of the water treatment plant all the way to south of the cemeteries on the southeast side of downtown. The plan will eventually include levees, parks (that can act as sacrificial flood barriers), and both removable and permanent floodwalls. Many of our water-control gates
are used in similar flood-protection systems in other locations.
last revised October 2008