CHARLES CITY, Iowa – If you thought you saw a lot of rain in June, you were right! In fact, that rainfall set records in Iowa last month.
June was the fourth wettest month in Iowa in 140 years, and all the rain led to flooding on the Cedar River in Charles City. The high waters also pushed back an annual rubber duck race with in town.
“The river level, we felt was just too high of a level. It was going a little too fast to put our volunteers, or as we call them; our duck catchers into the water,” said Jessica Daniels, Program Coordinator with Caring Connections.
During that month, the statewide rainfall average was almost 10 inches, that’s according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. In the past two weeks, rainfall was nearly double the average.