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Des Moines monitors water levels on Raccoon River

August 29, 2014
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a section of the Raccoon River in Des Moines will rise several feet above flood stage before it's expected to crest.

The city's public works department says recent rainfall means the Raccoon River at Fleur Drive is more than 12 feet as of Friday. That's just above the flood stage. It is expected to crest Friday night at over 14 feet.

Officials say at least one road near the river is closed, and more closures are expected. Officials say all other rivers and streams should remain below flood stage.



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