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Clinton in Clinton County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

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.
 
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. Touch for map. Just south of the Showboat Theater. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton IA 52732, United States of America.
 
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
 
Categories. DisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017. This page has been viewed 101 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 11, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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