Cities by the Missouri River hope levees hold back flood

Sunday, June 12, 2011 | 4:18 p.m. CDT

OMAHA, Neb. — The scramble is nearly over to fill thousands of sandbags and construct last-minute levees to heights that haven't been needed in decades, but those preparations were only the first round of what's likely to be a summer-long battle against the bloated Missouri River.