DES MOINES, Iowa — The rain has let up for the evening in the metro, however flooding will continue across the state as water levels are expected to rise over the next several hours.
As of 8:45 p.m. Monday, the Raccoon River was at 15.68 feet near Fleur Drive. Flood stage is 12 feet.
Des Moines Public Works closed Fleur Drive at 3 p.m. Monday from Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway to Bell Avenue. Raccoon River is expected to crest at 19.5 feet at noon Tuesday, so there is no word right now on when Fleur Drive is expected to reopen.
The Des Moines River at Southeast Sixth Street was at 25.89 feet as of 9 p.m. Monday, and it is expected to crest at 28.5 feet around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Des Moines road closures include:
George Flagg Parkway from SW 23rd Street to Park Avenue
SW 30th Street from Bell Avenue to George Flagg Parkway
East Border Street at the North River
2900 block of Hartford Avenue
East 37th Street from Easton Blvd to Sheridan Avenue
East 39th Street, north of Mattern Avenue
Des Moines park and trail closures include:
Gray’s Lake Park including the Kruidenier Trail
Walnut Creek Trail under 63rd Street Bridge
Gay Lea Wilson Trail
Principal Riverwalk Trail
Bill Riley Trail from North Valley Drive – Water Works
Neal Smith Trail from Penn Avenue to 6th Avenue
Pomerantz Connector Trail
Des Moines River trail from SE 14th Street to SE 22nd Street
Simon Estes Amphitheater
Call the city’s Public Work’s 24-hour call center at 515-283-4950 for more information. Click here for the most up-to-date Des Moines road and trail closures.