Crest pushed back

The river is supposed to crest Tuesday or Wednesday just over flood stage of 11 feet at lock and dam 14.  I took a few pictures right below dam 14 to show you how much more turbulent and high the river is on the downstream side.  These were taken on Saturday April 19th.

 

 

But at ten feet there is still room to go at the cottage, nothing in the low lying culverts yet either.

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Introduction

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Welcome to my blog which will entice and entrall you with life on the Upper Mississippi River.  Our cottage is located on Pool 14 between Clinton and Leclaire Iowa.  We are near the Interstate 80 bridge.  This is the view from our dock of the cottage.  Our plan is to take this down within a year and build a new house which will be elevated over the flood plain.  Come watch our progress.  You can also see Russ, our Cardigan Welsh Corgi, in the window.  You can follow Russ’ exploits on www.cardicorgicapers.blogspot.com.