Skunk River


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Skunk River

 (skŭngk)
A river, about 400 km (250 mi) long, rising in central Iowa and flowing generally southeast to the Mississippi River.
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The nearby Skunk River, which empties into the Mississippi, was running high and dirty, but this little stream section was off the Skunk by about 12 miles or so.
Researchers at Iowa State University developed and then tested the methodology in a pilot study of six bridges in two Iowa river basins--the Cedar River Basin and the South Skunk River Basin.
Coincidentally, I recently attended an AKC hunt test sponsored by the Skunk River Hunting Retriever Association near Oskaloosa, Iowa; cameraman Nathan Wilt and I were there to shoot footage for an upcoming DVD, featuring Tom Dokken, on prepping retrievers for hunt tests.
We joined the throng of fervent Republican supporters at a Mitt Romney campaign rally, not far from the Skunk River.
There were a few perplexing moments, like crossing South Skunk River and wondering if I'd ever get to North Skunk River.
Between 1957 and 1989, Delta obtained water from eight different alluvial wells drilled into Pleistocene sand and gravel with depths ranging from 275 to 518 ft near the Skunk River. Historical well-water analyses showed soluble iron concentrations as high as 2.2 mg/L and radium-226 concentrations averaging 93 mBq/L.
When your store is only about a quarter mile from the junction of Squaw Creek and the Skunk River, coping with a flood is not a novel experience.