Flooding In Nebraska


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8 Responses to Flooding In Nebraska

  1. fjord says:

    Price of corn and beans to skyrocket.
    Which means everything else will too.
    Beef. Pet food.
    E v e r y t h I n g

    • Larry says:

      It’s long past time to kill the dumb as shit ethanol mandate. But we’ll still be turning high-priced food into less efficient fuel, no doubt.

  2. Steve S. says:

    fjord may be right. Because South Dakota increased the Gavins Point Dam water release just days after Iowa finished repairs and reopened Interstate 29 north and south of Council Bluffs (Omaha metro). They have since closed those exact same sections due to new flooding caused by the dam release.
    Oh, and the US Army Corps of Engineers say they are going to INCREASE the dam release starting this Saturday 6/1, which will lead to even more flooding.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Reminds me of back in ’97 when California had full reservoirs, a huge snowpack, then 22 (!) inches of rain in February. Don Pedro dam was in danger of a break because of all the water which would’ve wiped out all the towns downstream so they did a ‘controlled’ release which flooded out West Modesto and all of the farmland downstream. “We’re gonna destroy part of your town to save the rest of it.”
      The thing is, they knew the reservoirs were full, they knew they had a record snowpack and they knew a major storm was headed that way, so why didn’t they start releasing that water a week before the storms Why weren’t they draining that reservoir all winter once they knew they had that much of a snowpack?

  3. Cederq says:

    We are getting that up here in South Dakota too, farmers are really bitching about not being able to get into the fields to plant corn, soybeans and wheat. fjord is right, the Farm Report here is saying increased price for end of summer and fall non harvest. It is raining and thunderstorms and 3 inches are predicted tonight.

  4. WiscoDave says:

    And not short term. All that “snow” near the end is sand. Doubt that land will come back.

  5. C says:

    I get through there regularly. To see it in person is gut wrenching.

    • Joe Henderson says:

      I live in KC and my five oldest children live in Omaha, Fremont, and Columbus, so I get through there a lot, too. Having to go an hour or more out of the way to get there from here is a major PITA, just like when I-29 was flooded for months in 2011.

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