"We don't have a whole lot of room for storage"
February 5, 2010
That's the main cause for concern in eastern Iowa, where high rivers and lots of snowpack
are likely to combine to create some pretty significant flooding this spring and summer. Snowfall has been well above normal and there's always the chance that a sudden warm-up could really make a mess of things.
Now is the time for communities to prepare with tools like portable dams
and portable flood-control pumps
. It's also a critical time to ensure that sluice and slide gates
are in good working condition. The worst time to discover a broken operator or ungreased stem is in the middle of a flood.
last revised February 2010