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In Iowa, United States
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This cache is placed on the Dubuque flood wall, walk carefull and when your tired of looking, take a seat and enjoy the view. Please replace as found.
The city was the site of several disastrous floods over the years when the Mississippi River went over its banks. Many older residents of Dubuque remember the Flood of 1965 as one of the worst in the city's history. Many areas of downtown Dubuque were under several feet of water, which resulted in damage or destruction of homes and businesses in the path of the floods. Only sandbagging efforts of local citizens kept the main highways open to keep traffic flowing. Following the 1965 flood funds were sought from the Federal government for the installation of a floodwall. This floodwall was finally built in the late 1960s. When the entire midwest was prone to widespread floods in 1993 the floodwall helped keep the city from experiencing serious flooding, while other cities - such as Davenport, Iowa - sustained major damage.
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This cache is part of the Big Brother Bears "5-D Bonus Cache"
For more on geocaching in Iowa, visit the Iowa Geocachers Organization home page
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Last Updated: on 5/18/2013 6:31:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:31 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum