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