Maquoketa River Crests at 18.74 Feet in Manchester

It’s been a day filled with flooding in Manchester.

The Maquoketa River crested at 18.74 feet just before 1 pm on Wednesday. That was just short of the 20-foot crest predicted by the National Weather Service.

But it still made an impact – city officials closed West Main Street/Highway 13 as the river spilled out of its banks and into the street between Burger King and Hardees. Sandbagging efforts were not needed Wednesday, but it was still enough of a nuisance to have residents shaking their head.

City Manager Tim Vick says this is the second year in a row that Manchester has been hit with flooding at the start of October.

St. Mary School in Manchester was closed today due to the flooding.


photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH (taken at river’s crest)