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    Missouri River Flood Leaves Extensive Damage---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I know Scott Olson have bin to his place several times over the years was one of the best farmers in the region --notice I sid was now a lot of his land is destroyed by sand and debris will take years to recover sad thing about it it can happen agin next year I feal for you Scott good luck in the future----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------dave ----------read more on the front page-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Great Missouri River Flood
    Editor’s Note: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently published, via their CropWatch newsletter, the following story and photos. For information, fact sheets, and on-line webinars on flood recovery see UNL's website flood.unl.edu.



    As the Missouri River continues to recede into its banks, farmers up and down the river are getting a fuller view of the damage, debris, and acres of sand that will need to be cleaned up before production can resume.

    Following are several photos taken by John Wilson, extension educator in Burt County, Neb., and Scott Olson, a Burt County farmer and pilot.

    Olson made numerous flights over the flooded areas up and down the Missouri River, documenting the event and providing an unparalleled service to farmers and acreage owners who couldn't return to their land for months.

    Growers would call and ask, "What's my farm look like. I can't get to it." and Olson would respond with photos and more photos as the situation changed. He has now posted more than 2,500 photos documenting the 2011 flood at Lee Valley, Inc.

    Next week Wilson and Olson will be traveling to Washington D.C. to present information on the flood's impact on farms to two Congressional committees on behalf of the Soil Science Society of America.
    Last edited by davidm479; 10-26-2011, 07:55 PM.
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