Spring Flooding a Pain in the Neck for Local Residents

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Spring Flooding a Pain in the Neck for Local Residents
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The flooding of a local soccer field in Dyersville, Iowa.

DYERSVILLE, Iowa -- In this small town in eastern Iowa, the scattered showers and day-long periods of rain have caused some sections of the road to be closed off to travelers. The water has collected in fields, ditches and, to the dismay of some local residents, various basements.

Last week, this area received approximately three inches of rain water and, with various creeks scattered throughout and nearby the town, that amount proved to be just enough to cause many school event cancellations and flood warnings.

Unfortunately, Dyersville's geography has left it particularly prone to flooding as this time of the year strikes and many residents admit they expect and have learned to prepare for what is widely regarded as their "flood season."

Local high school student-athletes are unhappy about the cancellations and postponements already affecting their seasons; soccer, softball and baseball are experiencing significant setbacks. Local farmers are experiencing difficulties as well and confess that, although they have learned to prepare for the flooding, it makes their jobs all the more difficult. To most of the town's relief, the forecast for the rest of the week shows mostly sunny, with a possibility of scattered showers throughout.

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