Keithsburg knows all too well about the Great Flood of 1993. Steve Nylin was serving as the town’s water and waste-water superintendent in July of that year. He still has vivid memories—some 25 years later.
Keithsburg lost 92 homes in the Great Flood of 1993. Flood stage is 14-feet with the river topping out at just over 24 feet that year. Nylin spent 36-years working for Keithsburg, retiring in 2014.