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Backyard Lake - George Kabat and his son Bill, found a rowboat was the best method of transportation around their Gifford Road neighborhood Monday. The Missouri River spilled into the area Sunday. Kibat estimated water surrounding his home at 6805…

If 1952 Flood Happened This Year . . . this chart, prepared by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, shows what would happen at Council Bluffs if the Missouri River flood of April 1952 were to happen today. Because Fort Randall is now impounding water, the…

North side of Broadway, looking east from 11th Street

Broadway, between the North Western and Illinois Central railroad tracks

Tank farm south of Council Bluffs, flooded by Mosquito Creek

Railroad switch engine pulling off stuck truck on west side of North Western RR city depot, about 4 p.m.

Looking East on Broadway from Eleventh Street, Council Bluffs, IA

The Poudre in flood, looking west from the Oak Street Bridge, May 21, 1904

Mosquito Creek in foreground, showing levee break into gasoline tanks farm.

Proposed Missouri River development plan, 1971

First Harnessing of Missouri River . . . in South Dakota was completed this year at Fort Randall Dam. All Missouri River water is now flowing through tubes in main embankment at left. Closure section built this year is at center. - Army Photo

Invading the Missouri River . . . near Pierre, S.D., is Oahe Dam, now 5 percent complete. Pyramid of earth in upper center is completed 1,500-foot section of dam. Sheet pile cut-off wall shown being driven in trench to right of square embankment…

View of the Missouri River west of Council Bluffs during the flood of 1881
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