Cedar River


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Cedar River

A river rising in southeast Minnesota and flowing about 500 km (300 mi) southeastward to the Iowa River in southeast Iowa.
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Industry's rise in Cedar Rapids correlates with the development of navigation on the Cedar River upstream to Cedar Falls/Waterloo and downstream to ports along the Mississippi River.
UP's main line across Iowa and Illinois handles 70 trains each day, and it experienced numerous problems including closure when the Cedar River bridge was threatened.
She explains that a snowy and icy winter, along with torrential spring and early summer rains in Cedar Rapids and the region, had caused the Cedar River to crest at more than 30 feet.
In the wake of the water will be the devastation wrought by the Cedar River when it swept out of its banks in June 2008 to destroy homes, businesses, museums, and everything that makes a city vibrant, and home.
In Cedar Rapids, Iowa's second-largest city, the Cedar River crested at 31 feet, more than 10 feet above tile previous record flood levels in 1851 and 1929, which both reached 20 feet.
When the Cedar River rose in Iowa to record levels June 13, the floodwaters damaged many homes, businesses and places of worship.
Houses and cars were swept along by rushing floodwaters in the Iowan city of Cedar Rapids, where the Cedar River breached its banks.
While the Cedar River ebbed in hard-hit Cedar Rapids, a levee breach in the state capital of Des Moines flooded a neighbourhood of more than 200 homes, a high school and about three dozen businesses.
In an effort to protect the building from future flooding and to retain it for its original purpose, the board of directors has agreed to pursue moving the physical structure from its current site on the banks of the Cedar River to a site across the street, still in the area considered "Czech Village" throughout the community.
The company's corn wet milling plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which was damaged significantly by the flooding of the Cedar River in early June, has been rebuilt, with all operations slated to be fully functional in November.

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