July 13, 2011 - Flooding in the Missouri River Basin
Normally the Missouri River meanders through Sioux City IA, and Omaha, NE; however, that hasnâ€™t been true this year. The Landsat 7 images above show the extent of river flooding as upstream runoff from snowmelt and rainfall continues to surge through the area. Runoff into the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City during June was the highest single runoff month since the Army Corps of Engineers began keeping detailed records in 1898. The river narrows in the cities because of protective levees. In both images, vegetation is green.