Optimism vs. Pessimism

June 15, 2008 - 10:34 PM


It does appear that the Iowa River has crested for now. I visited some Coralville flood sites today and found evidence that waters have gone down (mainly a line of trash and drying patches of land). On the radio I heard that a levee broke south of here and this contributed to some water levels sinking faster than predicted. We stayed mainly dry today, so we had good opportunity to dry and drain.


I talked with a Flood of '93 vet today, and he told me that there were actually 3 floods in '93 with the 3rd one being the worst. We are actually at the beginning of the flood season with much more rain likely during the summer months. As saturated as the grounds is--it will be more easy reach high levels again this summer.