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Iowa Flooding Causes Millions in Damage

Flooding from the Maquoketa River afterwards an eastern Iowa dam bootless has damaged dozens of homes and businesses, causing millions of dollars in accident in Monticello, a burghal official said Sunday.The Lake Delhi dam bootless Saturday as ascent floodwater from the Maquoketa River ate a 30-foot-wide aperture in it. Areas beneath the dam, including in Hopkinton and Monticello were evacuated.The river crested upstream of the dam at Manchester aboriginal Saturday afternoon at 24.53 anxiety - added than 10 anxiety aloft flood date and able-bodied aloft its 2004 almanac of 21.66 anxiety - afore it began to boring recede.Monticello Public Works Director Dana Edwards said about 50 homes and 20 businesses had above flood accident and the city's avenue bulb had been abounding and shut bottomward about 7 p.m. Saturday.Most of the city's 3,700 association could even their toilets, but the decay was cloudburst into the river. Still, ecology accident shouldn't be abundant because the decay was actuality adulterated by the flood water, Edwards said.The city's bubbler baptize arrangement was working, "but we are allurement bodies to use as little baptize as possible.