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MASON CITY, Iowa - As the snow melts, we run into the risk of flooding.
Minor flooding is expected in parts of our area, including along the Winnebago River in Mason City.
Right now, according to the U.S. Geological Service, the river is a little under 6 feet, about 4 feet under flood stage, but water levels are expected to rise.
Meteorologists area also issuing a Flood Warning along the Cedar River in Black Hawk County near Waterloo, as the water is expected to crest 18 inches above flood stage by next Tuesday.
The Zumbro River in Rochester, however, is not expected to flood. Water levels are sitting more than 10 feet below the flood stage.
- Minor flooding possible because of snow melt
- Melting snow leading to leaky basements
- Flood Warning issued for Olmsted County due to rapid snow melt, rain
- Minor flooding expected in northern Iowa
- Weekend ice and snow storms impact local stores ice melt and rock salt supply
- Mason City sees minor flooding over the weekend
- Warm weekend weather melts away community ice rinks
- Minor injuries after Rochester crash
- Man charged for melting locks, stealing change from laundry machine at Mason City apartment complex
- Flooded roadways