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Rivers course always on the move

June 7, 2014
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

The IOWA RIVER is a force we humans must adapt to. Its gentle flow most of the time leads us into a lack-luster attitude about its potential strength. Only when a large rainfall event falls within the watershed do we get concerned. If flooding is predicted from huge amounts of runoff, then we suddenly become alert (again)and take notice. If the river is slated to rise to new high levels authorities grow increasingly concerned about roadways, bridges and the negative impact a flood event can and does cause to the economy. Nature speaks and we need to listen.



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