Monday, June 16, 2008

Flooding Will Be a Test/Mess for Weeks to Come

Iowa City and other cities along the Mississippi are going to be tested to the limit over the next couple of days as the midwest flooding moves down stream.

In 1993, the floods along the Mississippi and Missouri were record high marks, this year looks like it will be worse. In 1993,
The Mississippi River at St. Louis crested at 49.6 feet (15.1 m) on August 1, nearly 20 feet (6 m) above flood stage and had a peak flow rate of 1,080,000 ft³/s (30,600 m³/s). At this rate, a bowl the size of Busch Memorial Stadium would be filled to the brim in 69 seconds.

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