Central Iowa Flooding

Major flooding is taking place in the city of Ames Iowa today. This is because over the past couple of days, between 4″ and 9″ of rain has fallen upstream.

Ames Iowa Flooding As of 8pm Saturday evening (8/29), the south Skunk River in Ames was at 17.12 feet. This is almost a foot above major flood stage. The river is forecast to crest at 17.5 feet by this evening.

Ames Skunk River Level

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

(3) Comments

  1. That’s what happens when they keep bringing in fill dirt and building buildings with lots of parking lots. We had a beautiful house on South Russell in Ames. Then they put the road that goes north and south between squaw creek and Iowa State buildings. It acted like a dike and we and 27 of our friends flooded. I feel very sorry for the poor people who have no idea they a next to flood. Look at all the buildings on. South Duff. All that land has been raised up and now the water has to find a different way to go.

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