Flooding continues in Iowa and Nebraska
June 21, 2010
The ground is thoroughly saturated across most of the Upper Midwest, and with wave after wave of heavy rain falling, we're seeing quite a lot of river flooding and even flash flooding throughout our service area. A small area just east of Lincoln has been pummeled by nearly 5" of rain in the last 24 hours
. We've received a lot of rain
over the last seven days, and Des Moines is about 6" above normal precipitation for the year
so far -- a good 40% above normal.
With the heavy rainfall, a number of communities have been forced to conduct bypass pumping of their sewer systems. Gorman-Rupp's Silent Pump is an excellent choice for automated bypass pumping
that doesn't require manual operation. The Silent Pump and other trailer-mounted Gorman-Rupp trash pumps are also well-equipped to handle flood-control needs as well.
last revised June 2010