Flooding heads down the Mississippi towards Iowa again
September 28, 2010
The serious flooding in Minnesota
and Wisconsin of the last week dumped a lot of rain into the Mississippi River basin
, and though the flooding on the Mississippi itself is expected to be similar to spring flooding
as it leaves Minnesota, the forecasts from the National Weather Service suggest that McGregor and Guttenberg
, Iowa, could each see moderate flooding by Friday
. Nobody's expecting anything as severe as the flash flooding
that happened in Minnesota and Wisconsin last week when the rains first fell, but the conventional river flooding is nothing to be overlooked.
River flooding is often managed through the use of water-control gates
like sluice gates
, flap gates
, and radial gates
. Please feel free to contact us
with your questions.
last revised September 2010