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    Flooding In Ames 6/8

    Does anyone know if Ames is flooded again. I am supposed to drive into Ames and watch and kids softball game on the south side (I think its called Hunziker or something).



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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    It's getting closer. I was just over the river that runs north of campus, and it's at the top of the banks, and is expected to go over. Between that and the other creeks/rivers that go through town, I'd expect to see some flooding.


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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    Yes, if anyone could post any flood info that would be greatly appreciated. I'm stuck in NE Iowa working for the summer, and I'm afraid my home in ames may get flooded if the waters get any higher than last week. Thanks.



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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    I wouldn't think it would get higher than it did last week. At least it doesn't look like it will. But I'd expect to see some minor flooding.


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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    City of Ames Welcomes You

    no streets are flooded currently according to this site.



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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    I wouldn't think it would get higher than it did last week. At least it doesn't look like it will. But I'd expect to see some minor flooding.
    I'd have to think all the rain Ft. Dodge is getting is going to have a significant impact on Ames.



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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    Other links...

    Squaw Creek at Lincoln Way -- Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Des Moines: Squaw Creek at Ames

    Skunk River at Riverside Drive -- Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Des Moines: South Skunk River near Ames

    Skunk River at Highway 30 -- Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Des Moines: South Skunk River near Ames

    Looks like flooding is forecast to begin later today into the overnight hours.



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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I'd have to think all the rain Ft. Dodge is getting is going to have a significant impact on Ames.
    But how much? I know it rained something like 3 inches up there, but do you think it'll be as bad as last week? I've heard that it could get bad, but likely just minor.


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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    I've got a buddy that works for the Corps of Engineers at Saylorville. He called and told me to buy lots and lots of bottled water for the next couple of weeks.



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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Other links...

    Squaw Creek at Lincoln Way -- Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Des Moines: Squaw Creek at Ames

    Skunk River at Riverside Drive -- Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Des Moines: South Skunk River near Ames

    Skunk River at Highway 30 -- Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Des Moines: South Skunk River near Ames

    Looks like flooding is forecast to begin later today into the overnight hours.
    Good find. I guess they were off this morning. Hope it doesn't get too bad.


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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    Good find. I guess they were off this morning. Hope it doesn't get too bad.
    Thanks for posting, but just out of curiosity who is they



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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I'd have to think all the rain Ft. Dodge is getting is going to have a significant impact on Ames.
    I could be mistaken on this but the Des Moines River is where all the water near Fort Dodge drains too. Lucky for Ames the Des Moines River stays to our west. However, the skunk river which actually passes right through ames and starts up near highway 20 has received lots of rain. I've heard story city was flooding quite quickly.

    So basically, Ames will flood again based on the NWS forecast hydrographs, however, it isn't due to all the rain up near fort dodge.



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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    Oh, and just so everyone knows, a tornado watch was just issued for south central iowa, extending as far north as ames. There is another line of storms with heavy rain headed our way. Not looking good as far as flooding.



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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    Quote Originally Posted by pthebutcher View Post
    I could be mistaken on this but the Des Moines River is where all the water near Fort Dodge drains too. Lucky for Ames the Des Moines River stays to our west. However, the skunk river which actually passes right through ames and starts up near highway 20 has received lots of rain. I've heard story city was flooding quite quickly.

    So basically, Ames will flood again based on the NWS forecast hydrographs, however, it isn't due to all the rain up near fort dodge.
    Thanks for that info.



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    Re: Flooding In Ames 6/8

    Quote Originally Posted by dundermifflin View Post
    Does anyone know if Ames is flooded again. I am supposed to drive into Ames and watch and kids softball game on the south side (I think its called Hunziker or something).
    It is prob too late but I will anwser anyway, the soocer fields on the East of the roadway were still under water Friday from the rains earlier this week. I am not sure about the softball fields they are harder to see from highway 30, but I would guess the outlook may not be good. I would also guess parking will be less than normal.



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