Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Over the dam

It looks like the next few weeks (at least) are going to be fun. As it happens, I live up pretty high and not near any rivers and streams. Unlike many river towns, Iowa City's city center is built up above the river. In fact, most river property is university buildings (dumb, dumb, dumb--they are evacuating the Theater and Arts buildings as we speak), private property and commercial buildings. But most of Iowa City is above the river by quite a bit.

Well, last night at 8:30 the first water came over the spillway of the Coralville Dam. Here is today's Press Citizen:

And here is a commentary from a colleague of mine in the cataloging department from the same paper:

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