Army Corps predicts Missouri River will overflow up to 70 more levees

Published: July 10th, 2011 at 1:58 pm ET
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Experts expect more Missouri River levee failures, Associated Press, July 9, 2011:

The Corps predicts that the river will eventually rise high enough to flow over some 18 to 70 levees, mostly in rural areas of southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and Missouri. Other levees will become saturated, and water can erode their foundations, seep underneath or find other flaws to exploit. [...]

Even stronger urban floodwalls and levees can falter against the destructive force of floodwaters. As a precaution, officials in Omaha and across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa, have developed plans to evacuate roughly 40,000 people from areas near the river in case a levee fails. [...]

Published: July 10th, 2011 at 1:58 pm ET
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