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Spencer City Council notes: May 6
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Spencer City Council notes: May 6

Flood plain map update discussions ongoing Discussions continue on flood plain map updates that could affect parts of Spencer. Planning Director Kirby Schmidt said he and department staff met over the phone with engineers advising staff on the updates. He said he also met with a flood insurance representative a couple weeks ago. “The council...

City hiring McClure Engineering to review preliminary floodplain maps
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City hiring McClure Engineering to review preliminary floodplain maps

Spencer is bringing in experts to take a closer look at preliminary updated floodplain maps that include parts of town not previously within flood zone boundaries. On Monday, the city council approved hiring McClure Engineering Company to review preliminary floodplain maps from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, prepare any suggested revisions and provide the...

Weather causes flooding, sewer issues in Spencer
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Weather causes flooding, sewer issues in Spencer

Rain on top of snow that had nowhere to go caused flooding and sewer issues in Spencer Wednesday night into Thursday. Spencer Public Works Director Mark White said there were several severe issues with standing water in the southern part of town. “We had a lot of drainage issues in south Spencer, particularly south of...

Spencer experiencing flooding in some areas this morning
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Spencer experiencing flooding in some areas this morning

A large amount of rain has caused flooding in some areas of Spencer Thursday morning. In some cases, streets had to be closed because the water was too deep for cars to pass through safely. “You had surface water flooding, which was coming off higher-elevation farm fields or surrounding land,” Public Works Director Mark White...

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