Friday, May 11, 2007

The Flood

Friday, May 11th, 2007

The flooding along the Missouri River will reach its crest on the 12th through the 14th. Click for flood prediction information.
[The Missouri] is the hungriest river ever created. It is eating all the time—eating yellow clay banks and cornfields, eighty acres at a mouthful; winding up its banquet with a truck garden and picking its teeth with the timbers of a big red barn. Its yearly menu is ten thousand acres of good, rich farming land, several miles of railroad, a few hundred houses, a forest or two and uncounted miles of sandbars.
—George Fitch, 1907
Of all the variable things in creation the most uncertain are the action of a jury, the state of a woman's mind, and the condition of the Missouri River.
—Sioux City (Ia.) Register, 1868

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