February 17, 2011

Ice Breakup on Raccoon River in Water Works Park

The warm temperatures this week have melted most of the snow and increased river flow of  Raccoon River.  Ice chunks as thick as 16 inches could be seen tossing and churning in the powerful river currents as the water slowly broke up large masses of ice and washed them downstream through Water Works Park.  There were no reports of ice jams in the City as of 2:00 pm.  However, a jam could occur if the ice chunks build up behind bridge piers at Fleur Drive and other downstream bridges.

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  1. February 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm, Tweets that mention Ice Breakup on Raccoon River in Water Works Park | Des Moines Water Works -- Topsy.com said:

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