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Clinton, Iowa Mississippi River Flood of 1965

 
 
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April 13, 2017
1. Clinton, Iowa Mississippi River Flood of 1965 Marker
Inscription.  24.85' indicates the river level of the 1965 flood. The levee did not exist. Damage was estimated at $5,286,600.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is April 28, 1965.
 
Location. 41° 50.765′ N, 90° 11.018′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Iowa, in Clinton County. Marker is on Riverview Drive, on the right when traveling north. Just south of the Showboat Theater. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton IA 52732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Regarding Clinton, Iowa Mississippi River Flood of 1965. The Mississippi River in Clinton, Iowa crested at a record 24.85 feet on April 28, 1965, nearly nine feet above flood stage. The Army Corps of Engineers began a seven-year, $28.9 million levee project in August 1974. An 8.1 mile dyke, 4,330 feet of concrete flood wall, six pumping stations, seven closure structures, five major street crossings, 17,320 feet of new sewer, and 23 gatewells were completed and dedicated in June 1981.
 
Additional keywords. Mississippi River, Clinton IA
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2017. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 11, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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