Daily Archives: June 12, 2013

Flooded with Memories

On Friday, June 13, 2008, the Iowa River bursts its banks, washing across the University of Iowa campus. After record winter snowfalls and abundant spring rains, water flowed over Coralville Lake’s emergency spillway and crested at a whopping 717 feet. Downstream, things proved just as bleak. In Iowa City, the river crested at 31.5 feet—about two feet lower than predicted,…

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