Nodaway River Floods, 1899

From the May 26, 1899 Skidmore Standard:

The heaviest rainfall of the season occurred here the latter part of last week.  Friday night the rain fell in torrents and by daylight the following morning all the smaller streams had overflowed, washing out bridges and culverts, and the river was bank-full.  Rain continued falling most of the time Saturday and Saturday night, which put the river out into the bottoms, doing much damage to the planted corn.  The river was highest Sunday afternoon. It lacked about four feet of being as high as it was last June during the flood.  It is slowly falling and is now within its banks.