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.

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