A view of the floods so far
March 19, 2010
Here are a couple of views of the flooding in downtown Des Moines today: The river is very high, but no serious damage appears to have occurred (at least not yet).
The good news is that the latest prediction for the Saylorville Reservoir
forecasts a crest lower than previously expected, giving the reservoir some additional expected freeboard (the difference between the water level and the berms, flood gates, and other walls keeping it in). We continue to receive lots of inquiries about Gorman-Rupp portable pumps for flood control
, from all over the Midwest.
last revised March 2010