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Floods of 1916: The February flood of water and ice

One hundred years ago, the Quad City region went through a double flood year. Not something they felt like celebrating, we feel¬†sure. To make things a little more unpleasant; the first flood occurred from about January 30 through¬†February 7, 1916. … Continue reading

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The Mississippi Ice Jam of 1868

March 13, 1868 tells the story of the massive ice gorge that occurred on the Mississippi as the rain and spring thaw caused the ice to go out. The ice gorged above the bridge and at the bend in the … Continue reading

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