not reach flood stage (12 feet). It peaked at just under 11 feet. Rensselaer got a lot of rain but much of the watershed got much less. We will set some daily flow records.
The city had four pumps working to move water over Jefferson Street near Lincoln. Before Rensselaer was built up, there was a swale that ran in that area up past the power plant to the northeast part of town. The early city residents blocked it up but water goes where it wants to go and the loss of that drainage continues to cause problems whenever we get heavy rains. That is why the intersection of College and Front and the low stretch of SR 114 near the power plant flood.
At least one of the pits at the construction site for the high water treatment plant got a lot of water.
The workers had been erecting forms last week. New piles of rebar have been delivered to the site.
I forgot to mention that our bison came in second in the popular vote at the state fair and was one of four that received honorable mention in the judges decision.