"S.D. Floodwaters Will Rise When Corps Opens Dams"

"Floodwaters around the South Dakota capital of Pierre are rising and they're about to get much higher. The dams along the Missouri River can't hold back a massive surge of water spurred by record rains in Montana.

The Army Corps of Engineers is about to open those dams to record flows. Residents are hoping that temporary levees will keep them from losing their homes and businesses.

In this instance, there is an advantage to having a mobile home. If your neighborhood is about to flood, just pull up a truck and move the house — unless, that is, your trailer gets stuck in the mud."

Charles Michael Ray reports for NPR's Morning Edition June 3, 2011.


"Chemicals in Farm Runoff Rattle States on the Mississippi" (New York Times)

"Towns Brace for Flooding Along Missouri River" (Des Moines Register)

"As Missouri River Rises, Control Efforts Take Shape" (New York Times)

"Souris River Flooding Closes U.S. 2 West of Towner, N.D." (AP)

"Snow Melting, Dams Filling, Floods Feared in West" (AP)

Source: NPR, 06/03/2011