Title

Homeowner Lyda Brown recalls the 2008 flood

Project

Flood Project

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Document Type

Oral History

Duration

00:14:38

Publication Date

3-12-2013

Location

Iowa City

Description

Homeowner Lyda Brown offers a fascinating perspective on the flood and the neighborhood buyout process. Many people believe residential construction should be banned within the Iowa River floodplain. Giving a very personal side of this often public and political story, Brown describes the damage nearly four feet of standing water did to her home. She and her husband elected not to move from the area because, even with the risk of future flooding, it made more financial sense to stay.

Inteviewer Kelly Nussbaum

Keywords

Iowa City Flood

Comments

Flood Project

Rights

Copyright © 2013 The University of Iowa

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/historycorps/4