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Breaches don't change Missouri River flood outlook

 


HAMBURG, Iowa — Construction crews on Wednesday put the final touches on a makeshift levee standing between a small Iowa town and the creeping advance of Missouri River floodwater, as communities downstream took advantage of a temporary dip in water levels to bolster their own strained defenses.

AP Photo/Nati Harnik

Statues of workers of various trades, part of the Monument for Labor by Matthew J. Placzek, stand in the rising waters of the Missouri River, in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday.

Water that breached the primary river levee just south of the Missouri-Iowa border on Monday had advanced...



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