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FLOOD WALL DILEMMA
DAVENPORT, Iowa _ Hundreds of communities line the Mississippi River, but Davenport, Iowa, is among the few where people can dip their toes into the water without scaling a flood wall or levee. It’s a point of pride in Davenport, but after historic flooding this spring inundated some of the city’s trendiest restaurants and shops, residents are confronting a painful question: Can they remain connected with the river without being overwhelmed by it? Looming over the discussions is an acknowledgement that climate change will likely mean heavier rainstorms that will swell the river to ever higher levels. By Scott McFetridge and Margery A. Beck. SENT: 900 words, photos.
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