Six months ago today, the Cedar River surged past anything we ever expected. For the past week, The Gazette has been writing and talking about the aftermath and what’s next for the city and the region.

Today, our photographers posted a video that includes more than 300 photos shot during the flood and clean up. You can see it here.

We also had five live chats this week to talk about the flood. You can see them here.

We’ve had a lot of flood-related stories in the past week, and more are coming, but these are two good places to start looking at what we’ve done. And if you crave more, you can look on the front page of GazetteOnline under the Flood Recovery heading.

On Sunday, we’ll have our six-month look at the effect the June floods had on Eastern Iowa. That will kick off seven days of stories about the flood. I’ll be posting more about that as the week goes on.

Monday also kicks off seven live chats on GazetteOnline. The schedule will be as follows (all chats from noon to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted):

Monday: Talk about the things you miss most

Tuesday: Mary Sharp, Rick Smith and Adam Belz talk about covering the flood

Wednesday: Paul Jensen and Lyle Muller talk about the flood book

Thursday: Beth Malicki and Shannon Booth from KCRG talk about covering the flood.

Friday: Doug Neumann, George Ford and David DeWitter talk about biz recovery from noon to 1 p.m. and Steve Buttry will talk about The Gazette’s flood coverage from 1 to 2 p.m.

Dec. 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Jim Prosser talks about Cedar Rapids’ recovery

We have a lot planned, so please stop by. The chats will be on GazetteOnline’s front page, so check back each day.

We’ve had a week filled with live chats, and we have more coming. They’re proving quite popular with some readers. Today, we had an improptu chat about the fact Mediacom is planning to raise rates by 7 percent in November.

We’ll have another live chat with editor Steve Buttry at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The last one had a very good turnout. A link will be up starting Monday, but if you have questions before then, you can always e-mail me.

It promises to be a big week here again. Today through Wednesday, we’ll be taking your questions for Linn County Supervisor candidates. You can join that chat here.

We’re also going to start experimenting with link journalism. I’ve added a sidebar called ” Interesting Links” to this site, and it’s a look at news from all over the Internet, compiled by a new service called Publish2. The stories are picked by journalists. Soon, we hope to have a round up of the things people in our newsroom think are interesting there, as well. We’re trying to give our readers more information all the time, and we’re hoping that this service works out. Love it? Hate it? Let us know, either in the comments or by e-mail.