Flooding on the Skunk River has encompassed Hilton Coliseum, the home of the Iowa State Cyclones, to an eight-foot level, and no doubt there will be considerable damage to the facility once the floodwaters recede.
Iowa State womenâ€™s basketball coach Bill Fennelly managed get get inside the arena and saw the hardbood basketball floor floating in what he estimated to be eight feet of water.
â€œIt was floating,â€ Fennelly told Des Moines Register sports writer Randy Peterson. â€œItâ€™s really bad whatâ€™s happening; itâ€™s sad. This is my sixteenth year in Ames. I can easily say that itâ€™s the worst flooding Iâ€™ve ever seen.â€
The river is expected to crest this afternoon.
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