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  •  Yeah, know the Wapsi - it floods out Anamosa (3+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, luckylizard, SadieSue

    every so often.  Up here, I wouldn't call it a lazy stream or river for that matter.  It's pretty fast.  But, you're probably correct in that there aren't any marshy areas for it this year.

    •  I've never seen it up that far. (2+ / 0-)
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      nchristine, SadieSue

      It forms the border between Scott and Clinton counties and just spreads out all over the place down here.  It's still a very dangerous river, though.  Nearly every summer at least one person drowns there, including a neighbor years ago.

      -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

      by luckylizard on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:00:13 PM PST

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      •  The Cedar dumps into the Iowa at Columbus (1+ / 0-)
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        Junction - in Louisa Co.  Then the Iowa dumps into the Miss at Wapello.  I know that the Cedar in Cedar Co along I80 looked pretty dreadful this summer.  The Iowa was looking pretty good in IC, but who knows what it looks like further down.

        Yeah, there's always some type of accident on the Wapsi.  It'll spread out quite a bit in the Anamosa area as well.  The Jones Co fair grounds is ground zero for flooding on the Wapsi.  There's a roller dam somewhere near the Anamosa area as well.

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