On the left is a picture of the Boone River over its banks east of Superior St in Webster City. I took the picture Monday, 6/9/08, from the west side of the bridge on 2nd St (old Highway 20).
On the right is also Webster City (a couple of blocks to the east of the last picture), with the Boone river behind those houses. You can see the canoe in front of the house (you can click on the picture to make it bigger). A valiant effort was given to sandbagging, but the river won in most cases.