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Anamosa Fire Depatment, USGS Working to Mitigate Flooding

ANAMOSA, IA (CBS2/FOX28) – A convoy of trucks is working to save a community from flooding. They’re building a dirt barrier that will separate businesses and city facilities from a growing river that is already causing problems.

“Our goal at the Fire Department is to save the football field, the tennis courts, the baseball field from getting water on it,” said Assistant Anamosa Fire Chief, Ron French.

Down river, flood experts are combating the waters in a different way by using a boat that measures water depth.

“Whenever there’s high water we try to respond as quickly as we can,” said Lance Gruhn, a Geologist at the USGS. He says they do it so they can make sure data on rising rivers is as accurate as possible. 

Whether with state of the art computers of dirt that goal is the same, do whatever you can to mitigate a potential disaster.

CBS 2’s Josh Scheinblum reports.
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