The Mighty Mizzou is flooding once again

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  1. chet again

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    The road I take to Nebraska at Decatur, Ne. was getting close to being flooded on the Iowa side of the bridge. They had stashed some signs next to the road that probably said road closed in case it did flood. I should have known something was up.

    I was going over to the reservation to do some rifle shooting at their range. I noticed that there was water alongside the range but it didn't look like the range itself was wet. I looked closely at the puddle and noticed it was starting to trickle in like a tiny creek. I thought I'd still be able to shoot but as I got close to where we put the targets up I noticed it was already getting covered in water.

    By now it's probably underwater. The river has to get really high for the range to be flooded.

    I they said on the news it's going to crest tomorrow morning. It's also supposed to start raining again tonight and the rest of the week.

    Ruh roh...
     
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    I guess the only thing to do is try to find higher ground, and don’t try to make it through water that’s too high
    Around here every ones billy badass with big 250/350 pickup trucks and try to make it over all the bridges and roads when it floods
    Water is a powerful force when it’s running and takes very little depth to take your car out of control before you can do anything about it
    So staying put is good unless you absolutely have to go around a flood area

    Does it flood a lot in Nebraska/Iowa ?
     
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    It has a few times but not like this.
     
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    I remember flying over the Mississippi/Missouri confluence with my wife's uncle's antique Piper cub. That was the once in every 500 year flood in 1993. Looked like half the country was underwater. Considering the land mass coverage of both of those rivers and everything else feeding into it, it takes a long time for waters to recede. Like what happens most years when the spring thaw came to the mid-west, or at least before the days of global warming... ;^(
     
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    It's raining pretty hard right now. They have buffalo penned up near the shooting range. Part of the area where they usually browse is underwater right now. Hope they don't drown.
     
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    Not in the past. Now it's all the time. It's a crap shoot if you can drive from Kansas City to Omaha on Interstate Highway I-29. The most painless route from KC to Lincoln Nebraska has been open very little over the past couple years because of flooding. Then there's a stretch of I-29 from Omaha to Sioux City that goes under water pretty often. My hometown in NE Nebraska has a tame little river that I grew up on and it rages and ravishes thousands of acres that never saw water in the past.

    The short answer is "yes". It floods a lot these days.
     
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    Rain? What is that?

    We had a crapload of rain this spring, then come mid June, everything dried out and we have not gotten much since.

    Our grass is rusting now - we need some rain to kill that fungus.

    Keep the flooding on your side of the Mississippi though.
     
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    I went to see what happened at the shooting range and it's under water now. Looks like a little pond. A small community that's close to the river on the Iowa side is flooded over like I've never seen it. The buildings there are like the FEMA houses they have for people in disasters. I think the residents use them like vacation houses.
     
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    New normal.
     
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