The Mighty Missouri River: The Flooding And The Damage Done – Planet Ark

Posted by Trish Riley, September 6, 2011

The cost of America’s quiet billion dollar disaster in the Upper Midwest keeps rising as floodwaters decline.

Shortly before Memorial Day, a summer of unprecedented flooding from Montana to Missouri along the Missouri River started washing away interstate highway lanes and swamping rail lines as it routed thousands of people from their homes.

Flooding continues this Labor Day weekend and is expected not to end for several more weeks. As the water recedes, the extent of damage from three months of flooding is showing up.

via World Environment News – The Mighty Missouri River: The Flooding And The Damage Done – Planet Ark.