I’ve got two sets of photos to share. The first are photos from around Des Moines during the peak water levels, including the Raccoon River, Des Moines River, and some creeks.
The following photos were taken along the Des Moines River on Thursday, June 19. The river level has receded quite a bit, and yet riverside walkways are still covered at least 10 feet (the night photos show the top of the wall along the walkway just breaking the surface of the water about 15 yards from the levee). The Pedestrian Bridge is not yet opened, and has major debris jammed into it.
The railroad bridge, which in earlier photos had sand covering the tracks, is now open.