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Flood is Mother Nature trump card

June 1, 2013
By GARRY BRANDENBURG - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

The IOWA RIVER rose up to demand our full attention this past week. It would have been hard for anybody to not feel the influence of too much rain falling in very short periods of time. The soils within the watershed were already full of ground water. Anything new became part of instant accumulating torrents of surface runoff water. Everything in the path of rushing waters was in peril. It was a repeat of the age-old geologic process of natural events. We humans get concerned when these impacts threaten property, businesses, homes or even our very lives.



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