West Floyd Park and the Le Mars Little League Fields Under Water

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Pictured is what normally is a cornfield located directly to the north across the highway from the Le Mars Little League Parks. Today, the corn field could be mistaken for a lake.

(Le Mars) — Flooding waters from the Floyd River have breached a protective dike near the West Floyd Park and the Le Mars Little League causing flood waters to spill into the park area.  Last September, flood waters had damaged the fields, facilities, equipment and uniforms of the Le Mars Little League Association.  Officials with the Le Mars Little League say they were better prepared for this round of flooding by taking precautions to remove equipment from the would-be flood zone.  The corn field on the north side of Highway 3 across the highway from the Little League complex looks like a lake.  Plymouth County Supervisor Chairman, Don Kass has issued a disaster declaration for Plymouth County.  The declaration reads: “Plymouth County has suffered from a severe flooding incident that began on Thursday, March 14, 2019, causing severe damage to public and private property, disruption of utility services, and endangerment of health and safety of the citizens of Plymouth County, Iowa within the disaster area.  Therefore, the Chairman of the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors has declared a state of emergency authorized under the Iowa State Statute and will execute the expenditure of emergency funds from all available sources, the invoking of mutual aid agreements, and applying to the State of Iowa for assistance.

Plymouth County Secondary Roads Department has been busy trying to clear ice jams that have forced secondary roads to be closed.  Pictured below is a photo of ice on the roadway at County Road L-22 and 190th Street.

Photo courtesy of Don Kass