It is my purpose to give merely a statement of facts concerning the storm which deluged Des Moines County the morning of August 16, 1898. I believe it was the heaviest rainfall ever noted in the United States for the period of its duration, and while the area covered was not large, it proved to be very destructive. No doubt there have been storms in which the precipitation was as heavy, where no one saw fit to chronicle the event. Many great disasters, as the Johnstown Flood, with a greater area and less precipitation, have become historic, because of loss of life.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences
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"The August Cloud-Burst in Des Moines County,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 6(1), 66-70.
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