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Flooding

By Staff | Mar 29, 2019
AIRPORT FLOODING -- Emmetsburg Municipal Airport office (left) stands on an island of dry ground. The runways are under water, along with the parking lot. Airport hangers are also surrounded by water. Flooding from the Des Moines River has crested and, hopefully, the waters will begin to recede. --Jane Whitmore photo
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MONTH MAKES -- The snow melted and the river level came up, creating lowland flooding throughout Palo Alto County. MaxYield, located on Works Road west of Emmetsburg, had an abundance of snow at their front door on Feb. 25 (left) The snow eventually melted. When the Des Moines River crested this week, MaxYield had water at its front door on Tuesday, March 26 (right). The office is currently on an island of dry ground.

Flooding