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Doug Jones House Halfway Full

Built along the Iowa River floodplain, homes like this one were nearly submerged during the 2008 flood. Photo Courtesy: Douglas Jones.

Flooding Iowa River

Several months of nearly continuous rain compounded an already heavy thaw in the spring of 2008. In early February, experts and local officials began holding meetings in preparation of potential flooding. By June, the Coralville Reservoir north of…

Flood Waters

Dramatic scenes like this one depict the remnants of area defense efforts. The implements of flood protection – rolls of plastic, bags, and piles of sand to fill them with – sit idly by as flood waters ravage the community. Photo Courtesy: UI…

Steve McGuire Sand Bags

University of Iowa professors Steve McGuire and Jerry Anthony stand before the sandbag line erected to protect Mosquito Flats neighborhood. Flood waters ultimately breached the line. Photo Courtesy: PVT Blog.