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June 13 By Karl Hauber/The Tribune


Sections of land southwest of Ames stand underneath flood waters Thursday. Farmers' saturated fields are proving a problem in getting corn replanted.

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Record-high floodwaters engulf Cedar Rapids; Voluntary evacuations ordered in parts of Des Moines

06/14/2008

 

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) - The flooding of the Cedar River was beyond residents' worst nightmares. It was expected to crest Friday at nearly 32 feet, an astonishing 12 feet higher than the old record, set in 1929.

Since June 6, Iowa has gotten at least 8 inches of rain. That came after a wet spring that left the ground saturated. As of Friday, nine rivers were at or above historic flood levels. More thunderstorms are possible in the Cedar Rapids area over the weekend...

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Hundreds ordered to flee Iowa City homes; water receding in DM...