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Thaw still distant for Iowa River

Read the landscape of Timmons Grove as spring arrives

March 1, 2014
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

RIVER WATCHING is a spring time event across the Midwest at this time of year. Guessers and speculators will attempt to predict when snow melt and water runoff will become sufficient to effect the Iowa River and cause the break up of its present stranglehold on ice. Since every year is different, it is anybody's guess when an initial advance of warm air will penetrate northward and stay long enough to have a meaningful impact to our landscape. The change over from winter to spring will come. It is inevitable. I'm sure many of the readers of this column will vote for a true mid-winter thaw to at least tell us that spring is just around the corner.



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