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Wapsi Waters Receed

The waters have dropped about 5 feet from crest level but the muck left behind does not smell very good!  Here are some updated photos-

Waspi Flood Update

These pictures were taken on Friday Night…


More Wapsi Flood Photos

The first round of photos was taken about 11am on Thursday and these were taken around 7 pm on Thursday, which is why they are a little dark.  Im not sure how close I will be able to get today to take photos as the river has completly come out of its bank and taken over the lower part of town…

You can see in this photo that the river is right at the bottome of the iron bridge. Mandy and I were down by this bridge around 1pm and they were talking about the chain lenght fence on the bridge and whether or not to take it off the bridge, and you can see from this photo that they did go ahead and take it off… 

John and Mandy standing on the bridge on the highway looking towards the iron bridge.  You can see how close to the bottom of the bridge the water is.  About 10 minutes after this was taken the closed this bridge to all traffic, including foot traffic!


This is a shot of the sandbagging going on at the water waste treatment plant.  About 15 minutes after this was taken they evacuated ths plant and it was overrun by water.

Wapsipinicon Flood

The News is calling this a 500 year flood.  Here is a couple of photos of the Wapsi as it runs through Anamosa. Here is a picture of what the dam usually looks like.  Notice the big building in the back ground. In the flood picture you will see the doors of the building actually wide open if efforts of letting the water just run right through it….  However, right below this building the town’s water plant, so we will see if we loose water usage before this is all over.  The last picture shows you a picture of the bridge on the highway, which is now closed due to sand bagging efforts.  Ill post more photos tomorrow if we can get down to the river, right now they have restricted access.