Missouri River inundation
June 6, 2011
The US Army Corps of Engineers has posted maps projecting the expected range of inundation
along the Missouri River due to the record-smashing release rates of water from upstream dams. The effects in some communities will be nothing less than catastrophic -- the maps illustrating inundation from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, to Hamburg, Iowa
show sections where Interstate 29 will be under ten feet of water or more, and where water will stretch miles inland all the way to the Loess Hills. The levee system protecting Council Bluffs will be severely strained
. Pacific Junction will likely be under 8 feet of water, and MidAmerican Energy
is scrambling to shore up flood defenses around its power plants south of Sioux City and south of Council Bluffs.
We are helping several communities right now with emergency pumps on rush shipments. We have a range of submersible pumps
and engine-driven trash pumps
available for rush shipment to those communities needing them. Call us at 515-223-4144 for assistance.
last revised June 2011