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Turkey River levels continue to decline in Clayton County

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Many people in one flood-prone area of eastern Iowa are thankful the Turkey River is continuing to recede. Earlier this week, only the lowest-lying streets in Garber saw some flooding. The water didn't come near the Anchor Inn, which is a popular spot and survivor of several floods in the Clayton County town.

Dirk Fishback has lived in Garber for years. He said the people who live in Garber expect to see high river levels this time of year. He said after seeing the high levels year after year, he no longer prepares his home for flood damage.

"There is nothing you can do about it. Everyday is a new day and I just forget about it. It's going to do what it is going to do," Fishback said.

Fishback said he is happy to see the river levels are decreasing, but he is not sure how long that will last.

"It's good it is going down, but it could be back up higher than what it was before next week," Fishback said.

The Turkey River is expected to continue receding through the weekend.

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