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With their biggest celebration weekend ahead, Rock Creek Marina and Campground, Clinton County, Iowa recreational facility, closed its gate on Monday after water began spilling into campgrounds and submerged the grounds’ only entry point.

As of Tuesday the river was observed at approximately 19 feet, 2 feet above flood stage and rising quickly. By Thursday, the National Weather Service expects the river will crest at nearly 21 feet.

A big reason why that water is rising so rapidly is because of heavy and consistent rain in northern Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, according to NWS meteorologist Dave Cousins.

Cousins added that Dubuque had 12.57 inches of rain in June, about 8 inches above normal, all of which is adding to the flooding troubles faced in Camanche and the surrounding areas.

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 Lake Taneycomo in Branson

A view of the Branson City Campground is located on the far shore to the left of the bridge. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

The city of Branson, Mo., campground sits right on the shore of Lake Taneycomo, so Director of Parks and Recreation Cindy Shook is concerned about the forecast of heavy rain.

“We’re always going to experience that threat of high water. We’re on alert, we’re watching the weather,” she said.
Eight inches of rain fell in Branson Wednesday night (Aug. 7), reported.
Camper Dale Sikkenga witnessed the storm.

“I heard it was just pouring, thunder, lightning, it just came down in buckets,” he said.
But he wasn’t concerned about his safety or having to move his RV because of the comprehensive emergency plan at the park.

“They said be prepared, you know, if you have to move they’ll give us plenty of time,” Sikkenga said.
“It’s our manager on duty’s responsibility to stay on top of our lake levels, so if that means he has to stay up all night, he’ll stay up all night,” Shook said.

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