Massive Tree Still Stuck In Iowa River Dam After Flood



By Aaron Hepker

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City officials say removing a massive tree from an Iowa River dam will be a challenge. The tree is stuck under the pedestrian bridge that connects Iowa City to Coralville. While the tree is just feet from Coralville, the removal will be up to Iowa City since they own the bridge.

"We may have to cut it up and let it go down river, unfortunately," said Ron Knoche, Iowa City engineer.

The tree is several hundred years old, stretching at least 75 feet in length. Knoche said removal is still several months away.

Another tree overtopped the dam before crashing into a removable flood wall going up alongside the Iowa River Power Restaurant. Several steel bars were damaged by the tree, which also has yet to be removed.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.

read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG