We have a data-logging rain gauge on top of Peterson Hall, and it recorded 3.93 inches of rain - between 11 PM and midnight on June 29th. Total rainfall for the day was 4.68 inches. This was followed by another downpour the next day, which also had high winds associated with it. (That's the view from the loading dock of Peterson to the left.) Needless to say, many of our sampling sites are way up again. Check the Iowa Flood Center site to see just how high the streams are.
Marty St. Clair is a chemistry and environmental studies professor at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.