Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Rounds continues to blame military for potential flooding

Senator Mike Rounds (earth hater-SD) loves the United States Air Force but hates the US Army.

No stranger to swamps the former governor, after having built a house in a swamp that flooded in 2011, received a generous self-reimbursement from insurance coverage underwritten by his own company knowing Lake Sharpe is filling with silt then blamed the military for it.

A federal judge has ruled in favor of flooding plaintiffs for each year except for 2011. The silt filling the Missouri River main stem dams has significantly reduced the storage for runoff in the upper basin. Snow pack above Ft. Peck is holding at 139% of average, down from 140% to 137% above Garrison.
The entire main stem system can hold about 74 million acre feet of water. Right now the reservoir system is holding 60 million acre feet.
Read or listen to the rest here.

The US Army Corps of Engineers are saying Lewis & Clark Lake is filling with sediment rapidly and estimating the lake could lose most of its capacity by 2050.

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