Nebraska flooding

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After Flooding, US Farms Buried Under Feet of Sand

Last summer's flooding has wreaked havoc on Iowa, Nebraska farms

(Newser) - Mason Hansen's days used to be occupied with corn and soybeans; now the Iowa farmer deals mainly with sand. Despite nine months spent hauling away tons of sand dropped when the flooded Missouri River engulfed his farm last summer, parts of the property still look like a desert, with... More »

Floodwaters Breach Nebraska Nuke Berm

Water hits transformers, triggering shutdown of electricity

(Newser) - Floodwaters have poured over a berm surrounding a Nebraska nuclear power plant, forcing a shutdown of electricity used to control cooling systems. Emergency generators were used until an off-site power supply could be connected to the Fort Calhoun plant, and officials say there has been no danger to the public,... More »

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