PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri River Floods Upper Midwest
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 6:55 p.m. CDT;
updated 8:13 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Missouri River overflows on its banks in Sioux City, Iowa, on right, on Tuesday. At left, the rising waters have partially submerged soccer and baseball fields in a park in South Sioux City, Neb.
As the waters of the Missouri River continue to rise, volunteers, local officials and military personnel flock to the area to help save homes and farmland. Although they're lining the riverbanks with sandbags, many areas are heavily flooded.
Tractors transport volunteers arriving to help move farmers away from the rising waters of the Missouri River near Fort Calhoun, Neb., on Tuesday. Flooding has mostly affected Nebraska and Iowa farmland, but some homeowners have already started evacuating residential areas.
Rising waters submerge sandbags laid out to block the Missouri River on Wednesday in Dakota Dunes, S.D.
An Iowa National Air Guard helicopter transports sandbags to the banks of the rising Missouri River in Dakota Dunes, S.D., on Wednesday. South Dakota officials say they're making progress on levees to protect Dakota Dunes, Pierre and Fort Pierre.
Sandbags barricade homes from the Missouri River on Tuesday in Dakota Dunes, S.D.
Volunteers fill sandbags on Tuesday near a Dakota Dunes, S.D., golf course while the Missouri River slowly rises. The community on the river is under a voluntary evacuation order as river levels are expected to rise in the coming days.
Dump trucks haul dirt to build up roads Sunday in an area of Fort Pierre, S.D., where rising water from the Missouri River has already crept into a residential area. Water levels are rising as the Oahe Dam releases water to drain flows from heavy rains upstream.
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