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HonestChieffan
06-21-2011, 10:29 PM
https://picasaweb.google.com/104592539075472798431/TheGreatMissouriRiverFloodOf2011?authkey=Gv1sRgCLLaoO7rm_qp1AE#5618512949049057746

Okie_Apparition
06-21-2011, 10:32 PM
I've been hearing about this Missouri River flooding for weeks. I'm getting antsy

KurtCobain
06-21-2011, 10:34 PM
Is that Live Steam shooting at the rising water?

chefsos
06-21-2011, 10:43 PM
Seems the only things still high and dry in those photos are the casinos.

bowener
06-21-2011, 11:22 PM
Yep. That fucking sucks.

Over-Head
06-22-2011, 04:55 AM
WOW....

but on the plus side, the owners on the ground floor to starting a great fish farm

mlyonsd
06-22-2011, 06:41 AM
Army Corp will raise the output from the last dam in the line, Gavin's Point, from 150,000 CFS to 160,000 tomorrow.

Hydrae
06-22-2011, 07:04 AM
Send some of down here. We got rain last night, the first I have seen at my house in a month. We may get a little more today then it back over 100 degrees and dry for the foreseeable future.

KC_Lee
06-22-2011, 07:08 AM
My heart is breaking for those folks. My wife and I had 4 feet of water in our house due to the May 2010 floods that hit Nashville.

Thoughts and prayers to folks getting hit now.

Fish
06-22-2011, 08:10 AM
Army Corp will raise the output from the last dam in the line, Gavin's Point, from 150,000 CFS to 160,000 tomorrow.

Over a million gallons of water a second.... Wow....

Fish
06-22-2011, 08:10 AM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-k1hjjfC-3UY/Tfj3EZNSRkI/AAAAAAAAA4A/Fy5Cn42EqYc/s800/Missouri%252520River%252520069.jpg

MOhillbilly
06-22-2011, 08:12 AM
shitty as the situation may be, i heart that pic.

Fish
06-22-2011, 08:17 AM
Yeah... that's some determination right there. Round up all that you love and park it in the yard, hunker down and say "Bring it on".

jbwm89
06-22-2011, 08:32 AM
The family business in saint joe is right in the floodway. So far we've built about 5 feet of levee's around everything and a smaller levee on the riverfront. If this keeps up we will be screwed anyways, the corp really dropped the ball on this one.

jbwm89
06-22-2011, 08:36 AM
23.5 ft
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater23.99 ft

25ft
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1812343550880&set=a.1545331795753.2073145.1308750032&type=1&theater[/url]

I don't know how to imbed these pictures sorry.

Cave Johnson
06-22-2011, 08:43 AM
23.5 ft
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater23.99 ft

25ft
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1812343550880&set=a.1545331795753.2073145.1308750032&type=1&theater[/url]

I don't know how to imbed these pictures sorry.

Image Shack.

SuperChief
06-22-2011, 08:50 AM
Wow. Incredible photos.

Sofa King
06-22-2011, 08:53 AM
Pierre's been getting hammered for weeks now. Oahe dam has been pumping like crazy, flooding all kinds of housing.

HonestChieffan
06-22-2011, 08:57 AM
I had a link and lost it to the Montana/Wyoming/SD/ND areas from the high country down too Pierre. Blow you away. The high country depending on area will be releasing huge amounts of water into August. The snowy range got 8 in new snow 2 weeks ago in the high areas.

One snowload area in Montana I read about had 327% of normal snowpack, many areas in MT, Wyo, Colo are in excess of 200% of normal.

This ugly baby wont go away for a while.

More proof man really is not a factor when mothernature does her bad girl thing.

Dartgod
06-22-2011, 09:06 AM
This ugly baby wont go away for a while.

More proof man really is not a factor when mothernature does her bad girl thing.
When will you sheeple realize that the government is behind all of this? /teedubya
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Pestilence
06-22-2011, 09:07 AM
Pierre's been getting hammered for weeks now. Oahe dam has been pumping like crazy, flooding all kinds of housing.

I've got tons of friends that are being evacuated. Luckily none of my relatives live that close to the river. Ft. Pierre is getting fucked hard though.

mlyonsd
06-22-2011, 09:08 AM
shitty as the situation may be, i heart that pic.

The good news is they can probably do top water for bass along that row of planted trees.

Groves
06-22-2011, 09:09 AM
Yeah... that's some determination right there. Round up all that you love and park it in the yard, hunker down and say "Bring it on".

Love the spirit, but that dude needs at least a few boats.

It's an unfortunate situation all around. As if the flooding and sewage isn't going to be bad enough, it's highly likely that his wife has never seen all of the vehicles "together".

This aggregated sighting is going to shoot off little wife alarm bells and he'll be coerced into selling half of them.

Here's some tips for the young bucks: Clip the wiring on those little alarm bells early in the marriage. It was the only imperfection in my bride, and she eagerly clipped em herself. Fabulous.

For those unable to obtain the perfect wife, follow this simple rule.

NEVER put all of your XXXXXX (tools, vehicles, hobbies) where it's all visible in one location. Scatter them about. Diffusion of sight is helpful.

Demonpenz
06-22-2011, 09:30 AM
oh that isn't flooding. That is just the moat bugeater built so people don't bother him

Detoxing
06-22-2011, 09:32 AM
This is fucking ridiculous. Sometimes I really hate this country.

I turn on the news this morning and there is practically nothing about this. I Don't hear about it anywhere. There is a brief mention that people are being evacuated because of flood waters. That's it.

Is there not enough people dying for it to be newsworthy or something?

I had NO IDEA it was that bad, and I watch the news as I'm getting ready for work every morning.

Fuck that irks me.

Frazod
06-22-2011, 09:38 AM
This is fucking ridiculous. Sometimes I really hate this country.

I turn on the news this morning and there is practically nothing about this. I Don't hear about it anywhere. There is a brief mention that people are being evacuated because of flood waters. That's it.

Is there not enough people dying for it to be newsworthy or something?

I had NO IDEA it was that bad, and I watch the news as I'm getting ready for work every morning.

Fuck that irks me.

This. I had no idea things were this bad.

But I do know that our fanatical fascist government is putting new graphic warning labels on cigarette packs!

Because that's a far more important story for the local news to discuss.

:shake:

HonestChieffan
06-22-2011, 10:01 AM
The news could care less what happens to farmland in a river bottom, there is no story in South Dakota, North Dakota..is that in the USA?, and Montana they ignore unless its a story about a crazed loony hiding from the cops in the bush.

A lawyer in Pierre lost everything, walked into the post office and ate a bullet....no media coverage...

The dams with all the outflow are incurring erosion issues at the spillways that are horrific...no coverage.


How snowy? This is at 5400 feet, 4 plus feet snow Memorial day...guy said he was flyfishing that area a year ago, same weekend. Imagine snow at 9000 feet...

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=29403


Hungry Horse Dam...check out snowline...Memorial Day.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=29694

Oahe Reservoir in SD....the emergency flood gates and main gates running...How much suction does 1.6 million gallons per minute make? Here is the whirlpool in Oahe taken by military from a helo

http://www.disasterrecovery.sd.gov/maps/Jun6All/A035%205June2011PM_056.jpg


Spillway at Pierre...note erosion on banklines. Flow is 110,000 cubic feet per SECOND

http://www.disasterrecovery.sd.gov/maps/Jun8All/Oahe%20Stilling%20Basin4.jpg

Few days later

http://www.disasterrecovery.sd.gov/maps/Jun10All/a043_10_jun_2011-002_30393.jpg


As a reference...what a snowmelt this size look like in the wilderness?

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/helenair.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/c/0c/073/c0c0736c-922f-11e0-b13a-001cc4c03286-revisions/4df0144952752.image.jpg

Pestilence
06-22-2011, 10:08 AM
If you want to see some maps and pictures.....

http://www.disasterrecovery.sd.gov/

Pestilence
06-22-2011, 10:09 AM
A lawyer in Pierre lost everything, walked into the post office and ate a bullet....no media coverage...



What lawyer was that?

I'm from Pierre and didn't hear anything about this.

HonestChieffan
06-22-2011, 10:16 AM
What lawyer was that?

I'm from Pierre and didn't hear anything about this.

I think the family has it pretty hush hush based on what I read. Ill look for the link, its one i couldn't find earlier. Shouldn't that be in a paper somewhere?....seems damn odd.

Demonpenz
06-22-2011, 10:19 AM
news is entertainment

Sofa King
06-22-2011, 10:31 AM
I've got tons of friends that are being evacuated. Luckily none of my relatives live that close to the river. Ft. Pierre is getting ****ed hard though.

A friend of mine had to go dig shit outta 3 relatives houses before the flooding.

His sisters is under 8 feet of water, mother in laws is under 6 ft, and cousins is under 4 feet.

not fun.

Bwana
06-22-2011, 10:39 AM
The news could care less what happens to farmland in a river bottom, there is no story in South Dakota, North Dakota..is that in the USA?, and Montana they ignore unless its a story about a crazed loony hiding from the cops in the bush.


I hate to say it, but there is still 11, that's 11 feet of snow in the east fork of the Beartooths. It's also going to get in the 80's around here, on and off for several days. (It's been in the 60's and low 70's) If you think it's bad now, hold on.

A shot of the Beartooth pass.......

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/billingsgazette.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/2/c8/8c3/2c88c3a0-6c63-5608-914d-b148a9fbe2f0-revisions/4df2c195c6097.image.jpg

Pestilence
06-22-2011, 10:43 AM
A friend of mine had to go dig shit outta 3 relatives houses before the flooding.

His sisters is under 8 feet of water, mother in laws is under 6 ft, and cousins is under 4 feet.

not fun.

I wonder if we know some of the same people.

Did you ever party back in Pierre during 1998-2001?

HonestChieffan
06-22-2011, 10:43 AM
I hate to say it, but there is still 11, that's 11 feet of snow in the east fork of the Beartooths. It's also going to get in the 80's around here, on and off for several days. (It's been in the 60's and low 70's) If you think it's bad now, hold on.

A shot of the Beartooth pass.......

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/billingsgazette.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/2/c8/8c3/2c88c3a0-6c63-5608-914d-b148a9fbe2f0-revisions/4df2c195c6097.image.jpg

Having spent a lot of time working in that country and working with the federal agencies, its impossible to explain to people who have not been there or seen the country. Snowies will be melting for months with the snow they have and its all in Missouri drainage. Whats more, no news about the other side of the divide...they have to be looking at serious water in the Columbia basin

Bwana
06-22-2011, 10:54 AM
Having spent a lot of time working in that country and working with the federal agencies, its impossible to explain to people who have not been there or seen the country. Snowies will be melting for months with the snow they have and its all in Missouri drainage. Whats more, no news about the other side of the divide...they have to be looking at serious water in the Columbia basin

As of Monday morning, the snow-water equivalent in Montana river basins ranged from 893 percent of normal for this time of year in the Smith, Judith and Musselshell basins to 183 percent of average on the St. Mary and Milk river basins. Most were in the 300 to 500 percent range.

In the upper Yellowstone, which stretches from Yellowstone National Park to Custer, snow water was at 288 percent of normal for this time of year. On the lower Yellowstone, the river stretch from Custer to the confluence with the Missouri, 375 percent of normal snow water remains in the mountains.

The Missouri mainstem has 584 percent of its normal snow water.
Data from Snotel snow telemetry sites illustrates the strangeness of spring 2011.

At the Two Ocean Plateau site, 50.7 inches of snow water lurked in the pack Monday morning. Normal for this time of year is 18.7 inches. The site is at 9,240 feet and feeds the upper Yellowstone Basin.

At Beartooth Lake, another area that feeds the upper Yellowstone, 30.4 inches of snow water remains. Normally just 12.8 inches would be left.
Shell Creek, which feeds the lower Yellowstone, has 23.6 inches of meltwater remaining. Normally it would have 5.4 inches this time of year.

Bowser
06-22-2011, 11:28 AM
I hate to say it, but there is still 11, that's 11 feet of snow in the east fork of the Beartooths. It's also going to get in the 80's around here, on and off for several days. (It's been in the 60's and low 70's) If you think it's bad now, hold on.

A shot of the Beartooth pass.......

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/billingsgazette.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/2/c8/8c3/2c88c3a0-6c63-5608-914d-b148a9fbe2f0-revisions/4df2c195c6097.image.jpg

Is that a recent picture?

HonestChieffan
06-22-2011, 11:34 AM
As of Monday morning, the snow-water equivalent in Montana river basins ranged from 893 percent of normal for this time of year in the Smith, Judith and Musselshell basins to 183 percent of average on the St. Mary and Milk river basins. Most were in the 300 to 500 percent range.

In the upper Yellowstone, which stretches from Yellowstone National Park to Custer, snow water was at 288 percent of normal for this time of year. On the lower Yellowstone, the river stretch from Custer to the confluence with the Missouri, 375 percent of normal snow water remains in the mountains.

The Missouri mainstem has 584 percent of its normal snow water.
Data from Snotel snow telemetry sites illustrates the strangeness of spring 2011.

At the Two Ocean Plateau site, 50.7 inches of snow water lurked in the pack Monday morning. Normal for this time of year is 18.7 inches. The site is at 9,240 feet and feeds the upper Yellowstone Basin.

At Beartooth Lake, another area that feeds the upper Yellowstone, 30.4 inches of snow water remains. Normally just 12.8 inches would be left.
Shell Creek, which feeds the lower Yellowstone, has 23.6 inches of meltwater remaining. Normally it would have 5.4 inches this time of year.

Gonna be some big time small streams get cleaned out. LoLo must be a bitch too.

Frazod
06-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Funny, one thing I did hear on the news is how all these global warming/climate change cocksuckers are saying that there wasn't enough snow in the mountains last year.

Rausch
06-22-2011, 02:13 PM
This. I had no idea things were this bad.

But I do know that our fanatical fascist government is putting new graphic warning labels on cigarette packs!

Because that's a far more important story for the local news to discuss.

:shake:

Peterson trial...

bevischief
06-22-2011, 02:44 PM
Any CPers affected by all this water and flooding?

LiveSteam
06-22-2011, 04:15 PM
Now what the hell am I going to do? Fuck! Can I even get to Party Cove for the 4th,from Omaha?

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XMDYOrgAm6o/Tfj34FHNOgI/AAAAAAAABLY/ecA5M5lm5zc/s576/Missouri%252520River%252520111.jpg

Okie_Apparition
06-22-2011, 04:19 PM
Any coffins floating around in cornfields yet? '93 flood?

jbwm89
06-22-2011, 04:20 PM
Any CPers affected by all this water and flooding?

Yeah our business is in a floodway, doing fine for now we built some levee's and the water isn't too high in Saint joe yet but its rising.

I have some pictures but I was having trouble putting them up earlier.

jbwm89
06-22-2011, 04:22 PM
Our riverfront cabin at 23.5 ft

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/flood2399.jpg/


And this morning at 25
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/838/flood25.jpg/

Baconeater
06-22-2011, 04:22 PM
Any CPers affected by all this water and flooding?
Yes, it's going to add at least 1/2 hr to my annual trip to Pyro Joe's to purchase fireworks.

HonestChieffan
06-22-2011, 04:29 PM
Gonna make me drive west first to get to 4th of July west of Lincoln.

soopamanluva
06-22-2011, 07:56 PM
I work at a power plant right on the banks of the Missouri and the water has risen about 15 ft or so since the start of this. Were sandbagging everything. The plant sits on low level wetlands so were already in panic mode. The level currently is at about 776, our plant floods at 782. It's rising so fast that you can see the change from when you go in in the morning to when you leave at night. Just over night the level rose 8-10 inches.

chiefqueen
06-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Eye-opening pictures. I'm no engineer but they say it will be August before the water recedes. Would that compromise the concrete on the portions on I-29 that are underwater to the point that it would need to be replaced?

HonestChieffan
06-22-2011, 11:00 PM
concrete loves water. no prob unless the soil under the roadbed moves...thats no good.

rockymtnchief
06-23-2011, 06:27 AM
Any CPers affected by all this water and flooding?

Yup, been replacing copper and fiber lines for the last month to keep communications up in Montana. Complete pole lines have ended up in creeks that now look like rivers. Banks have eroded and taken the buried cable down stream. I already have more OT than I did in 2009 and 2010 combined.

As has been mentioned, it's still coming. The snowpack that usually gradually melts from April to June/July is going to be all coming within a months time.

Frazod
06-23-2011, 10:30 AM
The local news radio station I listen to is now mentioning the flooding in Minot. Still not a peep about Omaha.

I don't get it.

Baconeater
06-23-2011, 10:47 AM
The local news radio station I listen to is now mentioning the flooding in Minot. Still not a peep about Omaha.

I don't get it.
I'm not trying to downplay the severity of the situation by any means, but there's not really anything "newsworthy" regarding it. Everyone knew it was coming and had time to prepare.

jbwm89
06-23-2011, 12:21 PM
I'm not trying to downplay the severity of the situation by any means, but there's not really anything "newsworthy" regarding it. Everyone knew it was coming and had time to prepare.

Just because people had time to prepare doesn't mean it doesn't have a newsworthy effect. For example, how do propose a company moves a half million dollars worth of steel doors and frames, while staying in business?

I get what your saying but having a few weeks notice isn't really much for businesses.

jbwm89
06-23-2011, 01:30 PM
hearing some rumors now that Gavin's point dam may be vibrating and some officials are worried about the integrity of the structure. Just a rumor but that would make a serious mess.

Baconeater
06-23-2011, 04:02 PM
Just because people had time to prepare doesn't mean it doesn't have a newsworthy effect. For example, how do propose a company moves a half million dollars worth of steel doors and frames, while staying in business?

I get what your saying but having a few weeks notice isn't really much for businesses.
Sorry, but the general public doesn't care about your door and frame business.

Bob Dole
06-24-2011, 06:04 AM
I'm not trying to downplay the severity of the situation by any means, but there's not really anything "newsworthy" regarding it. Everyone knew it was coming and had time to prepare.

Everyone affected should scream that everyone else in the country "owes them", and continue whining about how everyone "owes them" for at least 5 years.

jbwm89
06-24-2011, 08:55 AM
Sorry, but the general public doesn't care about your door and frame business.

So a natural disaster causing millions (thats conservative) dollars of damage to residents and businesses isn't newsworthy? What the hell should be on the news then?

DMAC
06-24-2011, 09:08 AM
Having this on the local or national news does get the word out to people willing to volunteer that maybe would not have known otherwise.

DJ's left nut
06-24-2011, 09:12 AM
Everyone affected should scream that everyone else in the country "owes them", and continue whining about how everyone "owes them" for at least 5 years.

Must. Not. Be. Racist.

.......

Okay, risk has subsided.

Maybe it's just the regions involved. It happens every couple of years that some kind of massive catastrophe will hit the midwest and yet we tend to fend for ourselves and get things done without guilt tripping the federal government (or the rest of the country, for that matter).

I may retire somewhere else some day, but there's no place in the country I'd raise a kid apart from the midwest. We still do things right.

Baconeater
06-24-2011, 11:37 AM
So a natural disaster causing millions (thats conservative) dollars of damage to residents and businesses isn't newsworthy? What the hell should be on the news then?
No, unless there's some kind of shock value attached to it, it's not going to be deemed newsworthy on a national basis.

jbwm89
06-24-2011, 01:12 PM
No, unless there's some kind of shock value attached to it, it's not going to be deemed newsworthy on a national basis.

I believe the conversation started because of a comment about a local radio station.

HonestChieffan
06-24-2011, 02:46 PM
Ask someone in South Carolina if they know about the Missouri River flood. I asked. Answer: The what?

Baconeater
06-24-2011, 04:00 PM
I believe the conversation started because of a comment about a local radio station.
Did you happen to notice where the person who made that comment lives?

LiveSteam
06-24-2011, 04:26 PM
Flight into Omaha. Pretty good video of the Iowa side of the Muddy Mo
Thats the Mormon bridge on the North side of Omaha.

<iframe width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/G_lOOTPLx_Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

soopamanluva
06-29-2011, 04:25 PM
http://www.kmbc.com/news/28396205/detail.html


Was greeted to this little gem when i got to work this morning....Gonna be a bitch to clean up...

Chocolate Hog
06-29-2011, 05:53 PM
How will this effect recruiting?!?

LiveSteam
06-29-2011, 06:00 PM
How will this effect recruiting?!?

University of Nebraska dropped it's swimming program few years ago.

BigCatDaddy
08-16-2011, 08:53 AM
LMAO