Iowa flood forecast: Mostly "near normal"
March 5, 2009
The National Weather Service office in Des Moines has issued its regular spring flooding outlook
, which gives most of the rivers and streams in the forecast area a "near normal" risk for flooding this spring. If the forecast holds, then it should be a far better year than 2008, which involved some of the worst flooding Iowa has ever encountered. Many stormwater controls
, like dams, dikes, levees, and pumping systems
, still need a lot of repair and upgrade work after last year.
last revised March 2009