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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river, about 425 km (264 mi) long, rising in central Iowa and flowing generally southeast to the Mississippi River.


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  • In Colfax, about 200 homes remained vacant as residents waited for the Skunk River to fall.

    Iowans Running Out Of Drinking Water After Flooding

  • Comment: Mahaska Co. IA 92 is closed to traffic from IA 371 to Mahaska County Road V13 due to flooding of the Skunk River.

    Iowa DOT Announces Road Closures After Flooding Hits

  • Colfax flooded in 1993, when the Skunk River reached a record of over 21.5 feet, more than

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Several hundred people were evacuated from their homes in Ames early Wednesday and sandbagging was under way, after 3 to 5 inches of rain pushed Squaw Creek and Skunk River to break their banks in the city 30 miles north of Des Moines, Fire Chief Clint Petersen said.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Downriver from Ames, the town of Colfax was nearly cut off by the rising Skunk River.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • I-80 CONCERNS: The Iowa DOT is keeping a close eye on the Skunk River near Colfax and waiting to see if it will spill onto I-80

    Channel 13 Sports

  • RISING RIVER: Colfax residents say flooding is already worse than '93 and the Skunk River is still rising

    Channel 13 Sports

  • I-35 OPEN: Both directions of I-35 near Ames are open again as water from the Squaw Creek and the Skunk River recedes

    Channel 13 Sports

  • Several hundred Ames residents were evacuated after both Squaw Creek and Skunk River rose,

    Las Vegas News -

  • Skunk River flood neighborhoods in Colfax, Iowa, Wednesday August 11, 2010.

    Fore, right!


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