Still rebuilding from flooding in South Sioux City
July 30, 2012
It's really hard to comprehend the vast difference between last year and this year in the Missouri River region. Last year, levees were being built in the middle of streets
in places like South Sioux City to protect homes and businesses (the ones on the dry sides of those levees, at least) from record flows down the river. This year...the river is 17 feet below flood stage
-- and 22' below last year's crest
. As ironic as it may sound, there's probably no more important time to examine what can be done to prevent future flooding than right now, when the floods of last year are still in memory.