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Mississippi Flood 1993
17 Nov 2017
Intense above average flooding left Midwestern soil drastically saturated.
Weather patterns persisted and the saturation of soil continued.
A heavy snowfall added to the already moist land.
Thunderstorms and rainfall continued to create moist wetland.
This date was the begging of a 48 inch rain season in Iowa
South Dakota received 7.5 inches in a three hour period.
Streams began having run off due to the intense rainfall and saturated soil.
Several levees across the Midwest were faulty and caused the river to flood
In Des Moines, Iowa, a water treatment facility was flooded by the Raccoon River, a lead off of the Mississippi, causing the plant to hault work.
Another levee collapsed near Colombia, Illinois.
The river was finally retreating to normal water levels
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