A number of Des Moines bike trails will be closed in the coming weeks as part of an effort to keep the city above water.

In 2008, Downtown Des Moines was rocked by historic flooding.

Now, the city is revamping the levee system with a $125 million project to ensure it doesn't happen again.

KCCI spoke with Aaron Kline, a Des Moines resident who was 17 in 2008.

"It's hard to imagine that ever happened," Kline said. "I was just a young kid. I don't remember much. I just remember you couldn't come downtown at that time."

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