- Posted June 2, 2011 by
South Sioux City, Nebraska
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Flooding in South Sioux City, Nebraska
- ccostello3, CNN iReport producer
The people of South Sioux City, Nebraska prepare for a coming flood on June 2, 2011. The U.S. Corps of Engineers estimates about half of the city of 12,000 people will be underwater by June 14 as the Missouri River rises. The Corps expect the flood to last about 60 days. Those in the proposed flood area spent Thursday packing and moving items while others made and placed sandbags along the swollen Missouri River. The river is expected to rise another eight feet by June 14 when peak flows are expected. Those peak flows will be maintained by the Corps of Engineers for at least six weeks.