The Army Corps of Engineers visited Cairo, Illinois on yesterday to check on reconstruction projects following last year’s devastating floods. The Corps will invest more than $100 million toward flood protection systems at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Missouri river flooding in Sioux City, Iowa, South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, on June 8, 2011. Levees were built near homes to prevent the Missouri river from flooding properties.
Credit Air Force Tech. Sgt. Oscar Sanchez / US Department of Agriculture
Iowa farmer Brent Hayes looks out over 1,700 acres of winter wheat he planted last October on flood-damaged land near the Missouri River. The foot-high crop was used to help replenish the soil for corn.