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Rising River

Rising River

The South Skunk River swelled out of its banks and out of control, rising as rapidly as three feet an hour into the east side of Story City. Within a couple hours after this photo, the river not only flowed against the bottom of the bridge, but across the roadway on both sides. I didn't stick around to observe or shoot that occurrence, or I might have been stranded on that bridge until the next day, when waters receded again. This was part of a series of historic floods that accumulated from central Iowa downstream across southeast Iowa and northern Missouri in the late spring of 2008.

Story City IA (8 Jun 8) Looking E