these photographs are taken from a week's packet of Des Moines Register newspapers that arrived in California about two weeks after RAGBRAI.
Just before we were to leave for our trans-Iowa RAGBRAI bike adventure, Janne received a cancellation of our campground in Waterloo, Iowa. Floods, likely caused by world climate change, had caused rivers in eastern Iowa to overflow their banks.
Our r.v. was parked only a block away from where this flood ruined their homes of residents of Manchester, Iowa. The man who ran our bed and breakfast in Manchester said that the flood waters came up to the barn at the back of his property.
The dam on Lake Delhi, just south of Manchester broke just as we arrived in Sioux City, Iowa.
We visited this historic mill on the Wapsipinicon River in Independence Iowa, about a week after this photo was taken.