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    Posted June 23, 2011 by
    Sioux City, Iowa
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    Missouri River Flooding


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Calisalvi39 shot these stunning photos on June 20 and 21 of the flood conditions along the Missouri River in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. For weeks, the Army Corps of Engineers has been steadily opening the gates of the Gavins Point dam to prevent flooding in upriver population centers. 'I heard about what was happening along the Missouri from friends and family all over the Midwest, yet we don't hear much about it on the West Coast,' she said. 'So, I took a few weeks off to travel along the Missouri River myself and document what is happening, in hopes to increase some exposure on it.'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    Areas along the Missouri River in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska flood as the Gavins Point dam releases 150,000 cubic feet per second in June 2011. On June 22 and 23, the Army Corps of Engineers will be increasing the dam release to 160,000 cfs. (photos by Stephanie Salvatore)

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