We've gotten a lot of rain. As of today around 6:30 p.m., we have collected 1.85" of rain since last night around 9:30 p.m. Last night in the dark, the rain gauge was not replaced exactly in its bracket. I found it laying on its side this morning, so we surely received more rain than recorded in our gauge.
The friendly people at the Iowa Geocachers Organization spoke earlier this year about checking water levels to see if their caches would be unreachable and needed to be disabled. You can monitor your "floody places" here and here. My younger son immediately noticed the amount of "high," or black, points on the Iowa map. It must be April -- snow, rain, sun, wind -- because of the quickly changing weather. We have gone from 81 deg F to 46 deg F in three days. I am still waiting for a tornado in our area. That would be a truly Iowan April.