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Airing out after the flood, July 24, 2008

Airing out after the flood, July 24, 2008

Keithsburg, Illinois

The year 1993 is remembered as the year of the Great Flood on the upper Mississippi River. But in June 2008 at Keithsburg, Illinois, the river broke all previous records, rising to 24.49 feet (over 10 feet above flood stage). River water poured over the flood-control levee and inundated the town, ruining many buildings; and after the water's retreat, the river left behind water lines, mud, and sand.

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