Receding Missouri River Reveals Badly Damaged Land

Friday, 23 Sep 2011 08:14 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

OMAHA, Neb. — As the Missouri River slowly recedes, farmers are encountering sand dunes, debris and deep gouges the floodwaters carved into their once-fertile land.

The soil quality has also been hurt because of the floodwaters.

Officials don't expect all the floodwaters to disappear until sometime in October, so farmers will have little time to rehab their fields this fall because of harvest chores and the onset of winter.

That means many of the hundreds of thousands of acres of flooded farmland along the Missouri River may be out of production for at least a year — if not longer.

Nebraska farmer Scott Olson predicts that it will take several years to get the damaged land he farms near Tekamah back in shape for production.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

McConnell Slams Federal 'Bailout' of Ky. Obamacare Provider

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 16:42 PM

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blasted the federal government's decision to provide a secret $65 mi . . .

Obama Called Only on Female Reporters at Year-End Presser

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 16:21 PM

President Barack Obama took questions only from women reporters at his year-end press conference on Friday , eight of th . . .

Tom Harkin's Last Hurrah: Change Our National Anthem

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 14:07 PM

Retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin spent his final hours in Congress getting his pet peeve off his chest - the national . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved