Torrents of water roared through the Gavins Point Dam just outside Yankton, South Dakota, as the Corps of Engineers tried to keep pace with the amount of water generated by a particularly wet season. A proposal to divert water from Missouri downstream from such dams — for irrigation rather than flood control — would cost billions.
Torrents of water roared through the Gavins Point Dam just outside Yankton, South Dakota, as the Corps of Engineers tried to keep pace with the amount of water generated by a particularly wet season. A proposal to divert water from Missouri downstream from such dams — for irrigation rather than flood control — would cost billions. File photo by Rich Sugg The Kansas City Star
Torrents of water roared through the Gavins Point Dam just outside Yankton, South Dakota, as the Corps of Engineers tried to keep pace with the amount of water generated by a particularly wet season. A proposal to divert water from Missouri downstream from such dams — for irrigation rather than flood control — would cost billions. File photo by Rich Sugg The Kansas City Star

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