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ROCKFORD, IA – It was just a few weeks ago the Rockford community was up throughout the night bracing for flooding from the Shell Rock River.
Now river levels are no longer at flood stage, but parts of the community are still underwater.
Rockford officials say the damage could have been much worse, but last- minute sand-bagging efforts helped keep the fire department and local businesses safe.
He added the water has some local projects at a stand-still.
Rockford Mayor, Harry White, said, “The bridge replacement project. That’s been in high water so that kinda stalled that project and we’re also putting in a new water main across the river. You can see those tubes out in the park.That’s what this is, it’s a new water system.”
Probably the most damaged area was a campground on the outskirts of town.It’s under water, so camping there for the 4th of July probably will not happen.