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Wet weekend causes high waters

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Wet fields - Most fields were still pretty wet on Sunday afternoon, including these fields near the intersection of Highways 3 and 7. Photo by Dan Whitney
May 4-6 was a wet and windy weekend in the area. The Cherokee Fire Department reported about four inches of rain over the weekend, and winds were estimated to have reached a speed of 40-50 miles per hour at their peak.

The rain, on top of already high levels in creeks and rivers caused flooding in the area, although Southwest Iowa was harder hit.

Larry Clark, county engineer, reported to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that there was considerable damage in the county, particularly on the Maple River drainage area.

Gravel roads had to be closed in the Maple River drainage area in eastern Cherokee County.

Flooding on the Little Sioux River in Cherokee County was primarily in the southern part of the county. There was little or no flooding along Mill Creek.

There was sunshine on Tuesday morning, although the weather service reported a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms through Wednesday.

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