July 8, 2010 Flood in Independence

Extremes on the Wapsi

These two pictures show the extremes of weather on the Wapsipinicon River within about 2 years. These pictures were both taken at the same location overlooking the Wapsipinicon River Dam in downtown Independence. Notice is 2012 the water is only ankle deep for fisherman below the dam.

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Steve says ... on Friday, Dec 13 at 1:32 PM

I remember this flooding all to well. I was just getting home from work when i pulled in the park parking lot to walk to my cardboard house when all of a sudden the water levels rised very quickly and took my house. I was in alot of shock. Like OMG!!

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