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Anamosa prepares for rising Wapsipinicon River

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Between 50 and 60 volunteers came out Wednesday afternoon to work on filling sandbags for the rising Wapsipinicon River. Between 50 and 60 volunteers came out Wednesday afternoon to work on filling sandbags for the rising Wapsipinicon River.
ANAMOSA (KWWL) -

Sand filled the shoes of many Wednesday afternoon in Anamosa.

Between 50 and 60 volunteers came out Wednesday afternoon to work on filling sandbags for the rising Wapsipinicon River.

Officials aren't sure what the impact of the flooding will be in Anamosa because the Wapsipinicon river has never been this high.

Ron French is Assistant Fire Chief with the Anamosa Fire Department. He says the call was made to begin filling sandbags at noon Wednesday.

"There is a little debate right now as to how high the water is really going to get, but we are being proactive and getting things set up to let it do whatever it is going to do," French said.

The last major flooding to hit Anamosa was back in 2008.

The river is supposed to crest late Friday into early Saturday morning.

French says there are predictions that the river could go as high as 24 to 27 feet. Sandbagging efforts are expected to continue Thursday.

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