From the spillway, looking at the beach

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flood from mismagement says ... on Wednesday, Jun 11 at 10:42 AM

i think this could have been avoided if the people in charge of the dam had not wasited until the last minute to release water. If they had started earlier they water could have been released at a slower rate over a longer period of time.

Some Guy says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 8:12 AM

Boy, Miss Management, I'll bet they never thought of that one! You should call the Corps and talk to one of their professional hydrologists and float that stunningly perceptive idea.

eyes rolled says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 8:25 AM

please then apply your blatant genious by joining the corps and doing a better job yourself! I have no patience for arm-chair quarterbacks. Put up or shut up.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 10:00 AM

I think the community is doing a wonderful job of keeping everyone informed.

john doe says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 11:26 AM

you people really dont no anything do you the reason why they hald water back wasb for the steam pipe on the river not poor management. so like eyes rolled says PUT UP OR SHUT UP.

icresident says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 1:59 PM

they have been letting high levels of water out of the dam for more than a month. you must be one of those high paid consultants to come up with an idea like, "let more water out". Impressive.

rayychul says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 3:30 PM

yeah, they have done a pretty good job at keeping the water under control. Either way, the water is going to end up flooding no matter how much water they release. They can only do so much

jane doe says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 4:46 PM

for mismagement you need to really get with the program around here. Evidently you are not a native Iowa Citian-they are doing what they have to do for everyone's sake.

Who needs the U of I when you have a boat? says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 6:42 PM

Fact: The water level on the north side of the dam is to make sure boaters don't rub mud and rec areas stay enjoyable. You can't control the weather but the USACE needs to be letting out a larger and more reasonable flow all year round.

Who needs the U of I when you have a boat? says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 6:44 PM

Boaters or businesses, residential neighborhoods, and a public university? I’d rather have a fully functional economic base known as the U of I than water ski for a third of the year.

WATER Headaches says ... on Thursday, Jun 12 at 9:35 PM

I think that we should be looking at what this nation of glutnutous people have done to promote this much water. Our farmers have dozed in any and all ditches and woods to get that extra bushel of corn then tiled so that the run off will attack us al

darlene Nelson says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 8:41 AM

hats off to the reporters keeping us up dated the condition and needs of the flood 'o8-- but we need more on whats going on in Iowa city--lets hear it please

Evacuee in Iowa City says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 9:42 AM

I agree that we would like to know more about what is going on in Iowa City. I understand Cedar Rapids has more than a grave situation, but I would like to know what is going on with the flooding in Iowa City please.

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Jun 13 at 10:28 AM

Iowa City has a dam upstream and Cedar Rapids doesn't.Who has it better? They aren't going to look much different when it's all over.Cedar rapids is worse off if anything.

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