The owner of a Mason City home damaged in 2008 flooding has lost an appeal of his lawsuit against the city.
The Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed a district court judgment for the city in the lawsuit filed by William Plymat. He alleged the city's negligence caused $28,500 damage to his property.
The Mason City Globe Gazette says the city had installed culvert pipes near Plymat's home so rainwater and snowmelt could drain through the city's levee into the Winnebago River.
Automatic culvert valves were installed to prevent floodwater from the river from reaching nearby land.