June 13, 2008 – Statewide Flooding

It’s rather hard to take all the flooding in. I was especially struck with the photos from Cedar Rapids and a crest 10 feet higher than ever recorded before.

A couple of views of the flooding in the commercial district of Cedar Rapids.

Here’s a view from another river, another town. This shows one of the main entrances to Iowa City, Hwy 1, or Dubuque Street. The crest here isn’t expected for a few more days and to be about 5 feet higher than in this photo.

Another river, another town – here’s downtown Des Moines. You can see the riverside amphitheater stage sticking up out of the water.

Here’s the same place during a Los Lobos concert we went to last summer. We’re still pumping water in shifts out of the basement, but in good shape compared to many across the state.

one year ago…”Native Grass “Needlegrass”

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