Most People Don’t Realize An Underground River Flows Right Through Iowa
Most people have no idea that Iowa has so many aquifers right under the ground we call home. The residents of Belle Plaine had no idea what they were getting themselves into when they decided to drill a well in 1886.
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Are there any other catastrophic well-drilling incidents in Iowa’s history that prove the power of our underground rivers? Let us know in the comments.
Rachel lives in eastern Iowa. She was born in Wisconsin, but only lived there for a few weeks before her parents realized how much better Iowa was and moved. She believes in serial commas, kindness, and good food.
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