Record rainfall throughout the upper Midwest caused rivers across several states to rise well above flood stage. Often referred to as a 500-year flood, 1993 set new high-water marks in many cities, and caused record damage.
Michael W. Lemberger photographed the floodwaters of southeastern Iowa, along the Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers, for the Army Corps of Engineers.
Above: The Ottumwa, Iowa, waterworks plant braces for the worst of the flooding, with temporary levees built around the plant (which was supplying water to Des Moines, Iowa after the metro waterworks was flooded).
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Keokuk, Iowa and area (Lock & Dam 19)
Mississippi River (Iowa, Illinois, Missouri)
Canton, Missouri (Lock & Dam 20)
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