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    Ames Flooding

    Picture taken from the top of the Ames power plant not too long ago, looking south towards HWY 30. You can see Target in about the center of the picture.



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    Rut-roh Raggy...



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    How much has it rained?



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    Reminds of 1993 although it needs to be about 90% water covered.



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    Oh My!!

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    Re: Ames Flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Picture taken from the top of the Ames power plant not too long ago, looking south towards HWY 30. You can see Target in about the center of the picture.
    Yowza! I'm having flashbacks to the floods of '93. I was in Ames for the weekend, intending to head back home on Sunday afternoon and get back to my summer job. The floods closed off virtually every road surrounding Ames, and I was stuck there for a couple of extra days. Not that I'm complaining -- two more days to hang out and drink beer with my friends -- but the floods were pretty disastrous for the city and the whole state. I sure hope it doesn't get to that level again.



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by abcguyks View Post
    How much has it rained?
    Ames has had over 4 inches of rain since Tuesday, as have most areas to the north!



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by BvK1126 View Post
    Yowza! I'm having flashbacks to the floods of '93. I was in Ames for the weekend, intending to head back home on Sunday afternoon and get back to my summer job. The floods closed off virtually every road surrounding Ames, and I was stuck there for a couple of extra days. Not that I'm complaining -- two more days to hang out and drink beer with my friends -- but the floods were pretty disastrous for the city and the whole state. I sure hope it doesn't get to that level again.
    That picture was taken when the river was at a little over 23 feet at Highway 30, and it is expected to crest about midnight tonight at 24 feet.



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    I've had over 5" of rain (according to my rain gauge) in SW Ames, between Tuesday and Wednesday.



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    This weekend's forecast is no rain and warm. Saturday will be in the 80's.

    Here comes that Iowa humidity...



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    This weekend's forecast is no rain and warm. Saturday will be in the 80's.

    Here comes that Iowa humidity...
    ....and mosquitos



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by BvK1126 View Post
    Yowza! I'm having flashbacks to the floods of '93. I was in Ames for the weekend, intending to head back home on Sunday afternoon and get back to my summer job. The floods closed off virtually every road surrounding Ames, and I was stuck there for a couple of extra days. Not that I'm complaining -- two more days to hang out and drink beer with my friends -- but the floods were pretty disastrous for the city and the whole state. I sure hope it doesn't get to that level again.
    Ames basically has nothing on Davenport for the flood of '93 and again in '00. Everyone in the United States has heard of John O'Donnell Stadium and the mental image that goes with that is a small minor-league baseball stadium in the middle of a rushing river


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    Re: Ames Flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Ames basically has nothing on Davenport for the flood of '93 and again in '00. Everyone in the United States has heard of John O'Donnell Stadium and the mental image that goes with that is a small minor-league baseball stadium in the middle of a rushing river
    It was acctually 2001, not 2000!
    Being from Dubuque, quite aware of what the mighty Mississippi can do, but Dubuque was smart and invested in a floodwall after the flood of '66!



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    In 93 I was working a summer job with the Marshalltown School District as an electrician. We had a school with a really old boileroom and the thing had over 5 feet of water in it. The sump pumps failed and for my $5/hour, I got to go into the room and feel my way around to find them and get them fixed/replaced. NASTY.

    Then, later that summer, when the water had been removed, I got to go into the steam tunnels and use a fire hose to blow the mud/crap out of them.



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    Re: Ames Flooding

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Ames basically has nothing on Davenport for the flood of '93 and again in '00. Everyone in the United States has heard of John O'Donnell Stadium and the mental image that goes with that is a small minor-league baseball stadium in the middle of a rushing river
    No disrespect intended towared the good people of the Quad Cities. I have a lot of friends who lived there when the floods hit. It seemed like the whole state of Iowa was underwater in the summer of '93. But Ames got its share, too. When I was stranded there, my friends and I drove around where we could to see the results of the floods. The Iowa State Center was essentially sitting in the middle of a brand new lake, and floor of Hilton was completely underwater. Crazy times...



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