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2011 Missouri River Flood


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Examples of Channel Impacts

Landsat and Ground Images

A set of images showing before and after Landsat images of the channel near the middle of the 59-mile Missouri National Recreational River.

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Color Infrared Landsat Images

A set of images showing before and after Landsat images of the channel along the entire 59-mile Missouri National Recreational River.  (Courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers)


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Mark Dixon and Tim Cowman
Impact of the 2011 Flood
Impacts of the Missouri River Flood of 2011 will be felt for a long time. The flood was far reaching in extent and great in magnitude. Although the peak flows were tempered by the mainstem dams, it was still the highest flow on record since the construction of the dams authorized by the Pick-Sloan Plan. Impacts of these flows in the "free flowing" and channelized sections of the river are extensive.

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