Major flooding is occurring in Cedar Falls, but forecasters aren't expecting water levels to be as high as they were in 2008 and 2016.

The Cedar River is forecast to crest about six feet above its 88-foot flood stage Friday afternoon (Sept. 7, 2018). Minor flooding is happening in Waterloo, where the Cedar is expected rise to about 16.7 feet, or 3.7 feet above the 13-feet flood stage.

Major flooding is also occurring in Independence. The Wapsipinicon River crested there about four-feet above flood stage. The water there should fall below the 12-foot flood level Sunday morning.

Here are the latest flood warnings from the National Weather Service:

CEDAR RIVER

At Cedar Falls:
* Until Tuesday afternoon.
* At 6:45 AM Friday, the level was 93.7 feet, or 5.7 feet above flood stage.
* Flood Stage is 88.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.
* Forecast: Rise to 93.8 feet, or 5.8 feet above flood stage, Friday afternoon, then go below flood stage Tuesday afternoon.
* Impact: At 93.8 feet, water affects Cedar City area, covers the road at 216 East Lake St., and is on the north edge of the road at 2125 Lone Tree Road.

At Waterloo to Spring Creek near La Porte City:
* Until Monday morning.
* At 7:00 AM Friday, the stage was 16.3 feet, or 3.3 feet above flood stage.
* Flood Stage is 13.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.
* Forecast: Rise to 16.7 feet, or 3.7 feet above flood stage, Friday evening, go below flood stage Monday morning.
* Impact: At 16.0 feet, the Riverview Recreation Area is closed.

At Vinton:
* Until Monday evening.
* At 9:15 AM Friday, the stage was 15.0 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Forecast: Rise to 17.1 feet Saturday, then fall below flood stage Monday evening.
* Impact: At 15.0 feet, minor flood stage, agricultural and low land flooding is ongoing. Water affects much of 22nd Avenue Road northwest of Vinton.

BLACK HAWK CREEK

At Hudson to the Cedar River in Waterloo:
* Until late Friday evening.
* At 6:45 AM Friday, the stage was 15.0 feet, or 1.0 feet above flood stage.
* Flood Stage is 14.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring.
* Forecast: Continue falling and go below Flood Stage late Friday evening.
* Impact: At 15.0 feet, water affects Iowa Highway 58. Fletcher Ave. in Waterloo is flooded.

WAPSIPINICON RIVER

At Independence:
* Until Sunday morning.
* At 8:30 AM Friday, the stage was 15.3 feet and steady.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring.
* Forecast: Fall below flood stage Sunday morning.
* Impact: At 15.0 feet, water affects the cemetery on the south side of Independence. In Littleton, water affects residences along Water, State, and Benton Streets, and cabins west of the river.

TURKEY RIVER

At Elkader:
* Until late Saturday evening or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10:45 AM Friday, the stage was 14.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast: The river will continue to fall, dropping below flood stage by Saturday morning.
* Impact: At 12.0 feet, minor flooding occurs in areas near the river.

At Garber:
* Until Saturday morning...Or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 4:15 AM Friday, the stage was 18.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast: The river will continue to fall, dropping below flood stage by Friday evening.
* Impact: At 17.0 feet, minor flooding begins in the communities of Garber, Osterdock and Millville.

IOWA RIVER

From Le Grand to Belle Plaine:
* Until Tuesday afternoon.
* At 7:00 AM Friday, the stage was 12.9 feet, or 0.4 feet above flood stage.
* Flood Stage is 12.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.
* Forecast: Rise to 12.9 feet, or 0.4 feet above flood stage, Friday afternoon, then go below flood stage Tuesday afternoon.
* Impact: At 12.8 feet, water affects portions of C and D Avenues from US Highway 30 to the south.