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Kev-Cat
 June 01 2011 04:12PM (Read 59737 times)  
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I thought I'd start a photo thread for flood photos for anyone to post to. (I didn't want to take away from the existing good thread.)

I will try to post updates when I can as the river rises. Please add any pics to the thread with a brief description at about 800x600.

6/1/11 - 12 PM
2 photos showing Big Sioux River joining the MO River. Photos taken from War Eagle monument in Sioux City. Iowa is in the front. SD is the strip of land in the middle. NE is beyond.
Water is now going over the NE banks and has risen 7 inches just this morning. Big Sioux has stopped forward flow into the MO due to backup. Debris sits in the Big Sioux with no movement at I-29.
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 June 01 2011 05:59PM  
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Great pictures, keep them coming please. I was born and raised in Sioux City and now live over 2 hours away.


 
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 June 01 2011 06:21PM  
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im going to try and get some from this area tomorrow


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 June 01 2011 07:59PM  
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Thx for sharing the photos and keep em coming. Just had a thought. Don't know what the site regs are but if this gets really bad maybe we could have an Iowa Sportsman fishing tournament to raise money or take up a collection to help folks out that lose everyhting.


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 June 01 2011 08:52PM  
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Kev-Cat, good pics. I lived just east of there as a kid. Of note, the confluence of the Big Sioux and Missouri use to be about a quarter of a mile futher NW until the Corp install the dike on the Missouri side because the Missouri was undercutting I29. I trapped that area in the 1950s.


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 June 02 2011 12:14AM  
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6/1/11 - 1:30 PM
Crossing Veteran's bridge from SC to South SC-NE. View is looking west. Water is now starting to enter Chris Larsen Park on the riverfront of Sioux City.
Right side of photo shows Marina flooding. In 2 weeks, none of these lower trees will be visible....
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 June 02 2011 12:24AM  
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here's a link to an album i just posted to my facebook page... theirs 77 photos from the bluffs (not the angle from war eagle, but further south) and from the sioux city riverfront


let me know if you have any problems with the link


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150190388023787.314886.590858786&saved#!/media/set/?set=a.10150190388023787.314886.590858786


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 June 02 2011 12:29AM  
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Quote by: Kev-Cat

I thought I'd start a photo thread for flood photos for anyone to post to. (I didn't want to take away from the existing good thread.)










hey in this pic you can actually see walmart ... right here is where they are worried about the river cutting a new channel or whatever and starting to flow thru ssc .... but if your listeing to any of the sioux city stations,.. you have probably only heard about dakota dunes! media bias is a female dog!


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 June 02 2011 12:42AM  
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Wal-mart in SSC.... Eek! I pulled out my "USGS" survey maps and the flood level could connect from Covington Golf Course in SSC at elevation 98 and reconnect to the MO River between SSC and Dakota City near the Tyson Plant. If so, SSC would be an island. They start working on the flood wall tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if they can beat the clock.

(It would take an incredible amount of flow to cut a new channel thru all of that man-made infrastructure. I bet they will get a lot of water around the outside, but not a new channel.)

More pics to come tomorrow.
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 June 02 2011 06:15AM  
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You have to remember that McCook, Crystal, Browns, Snyder bend, Blue, DeSoto, Manawa and the like are all former river channels.


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 June 02 2011 06:45AM  
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Nice pictures everyone. The scarely part is this flood could last for months. I have heard that only 20% of the Dunes people have flood insurance and the insurance they have may not be enough. We had talked about moving there several years ago. I think we made the right decision to stay where we are. Looks like "Art Splash" will be looking for a new venue. My prayers to all affected.


 
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 June 02 2011 07:07AM  
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What a mess! So will the water get high enough to close I29? My son is coming back from Fargo this weekend and just wondering if he needed to come a differant way.


 
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 June 02 2011 08:06AM  
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For sale a 29ā€¯moter home. I am washing it now. Rolling Eyes can be picked up in Omaha Maybe this guy called and put full coverage Insurance on his motor home for the summer Dum donkey Rolling Eyes he had time to get it out. the river is going to come up 8 more feed here in Sioux City ?


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 June 02 2011 09:55AM  
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What a mess! So will the water get high enough to close I29? My son is coming back from Fargo this weekend and just wondering if he needed to come a differant way.




they say it wont.... but then agian they dont want to create panic... but they have said that it will raise anothert 5-7 feet from where its at now... it'll be close Eek!


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 June 02 2011 09:58AM  
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You have to remember that McCook, Crystal, Browns, Snyder bend, Blue, DeSoto, Manawa and the like are all former river channels.




buddy of mine lives over by the dakota valley school in mccook lake....he's moving.... everything was all fine and dandy and they were not supposed to flood.... then they had a meeting yesterday at the school and they fema guy an army corps guy said uhm ya, you guys are going to foold so you should start moving... they have till tomorrow to get there stuff out, so ya .. mccook will once again be apart of the missouri


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 June 02 2011 11:11AM  
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I went through the floods of 08 and lost my house! That was NOWHERE close to what these people have seen. I wasn't in a flood plain either, but I wasn't no 20ft out of the flood plain. What the Mississippi and Missouri are dong is just mind boggling!


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 June 02 2011 03:19PM  
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6/2/11 - 1 PM
View from South Sioux City looking toward downtown SC-IA. Andersen Dance pavilion is in front. Riverboat casino is getting ready to lift the lower employee entrance ramp with a crane.
City has cut off access to most of Chris Larsen Park at noon today. Still projected to get 6.5 feet higher.
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 June 02 2011 03:26PM  


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unreal!!!


 
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 June 02 2011 03:44PM  
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Hello folks, You will have to pardon my Ignorance here. I live mostly on the eastern coast of Iowa and I usually pay attention to the grear Mississippi but rarely hear about the big MO.

You have peaked my intrest, and I am sorry for what is to come to those that will be affected.

I do have a question. So is this all rain fall or snow melt causing the flooding. It sure sounds like alot to come and a long to time to be there.

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 June 02 2011 03:54PM  
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Hello folks, You will have to pardon my Ignorance here. I live mostly on the eastern coast of Iowa and I usually pay attention to the grear Mississippi but rarely hear about the big MO.

You have peaked my intrest, and I am sorry for what is to come to those that will be affected.

I do have a question. So is this all rain fall or snow melt causing the flooding. It sure sounds like alot to come and a long to time to be there.

Thanks
Clint

Coming from both. Montana had a lot of late snow and just had more rain in a couple days than they get in several months. Not to mention the other areas the Missouri drains in the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Iowa. The whole system is flooded over several states and will take awhile to get back to normal and with the Mississippi running full isn't going to help matters on the Missouri.


 
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