And the rain came down…
In the spring of 1993, storm systems stalked the upper Midwest, filling lakes and rivers to capacity. With flood control reservoirs at their limits, Ottumwa and southeast Iowa braced for the impact.
The historic Great Flood of 1993 is documented here both in the photographer’s hometown of Ottumwa, Iowa and up and down the Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers. This unique collection of aerial and ground-level color photos shows the impact of high water in southeastern Iowa during that flood, as well as others in the twenty years since.
Michael W. Lemberger received more than a hundred national and state awards during seventeen years as a newspaper photographer. He worked in film, video, and digital media as well as creating pen-and-ink drawings. He taught photo seminars at the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a well-known archivist of historical photographs; after his death in 2016, The Lemberger Collection was donated by his family to the University of Iowa Libraries.
Leigh Michaels is the author of more than 100 books, including 80 contemporary romance novels, a dozen historical romance novels, non-fiction books about writing, and local history books. More than 35 million copies of her books have been printed in 25 languages around the world. She is a six-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest, and was honored by Iowa Library Association with the Johnson Brigham Award for an Iowa author making a contribution to literature world-wide. For more information about her, visit her website at www.leighmichaels.com.
104 pages, illustrated in color