Heavy early spring rainfalls exacerbated by melting snow pack runoff and frozen grounds led to significant flash flooding of the West Nishnabotna River, Missouri River, and their tributaries and streams. The incident started on March 12th. A persistent wet spring and summer, continued mountain snow melt, and increased reservoir releases in the Missouri River Basin caused multiple rounds of flooding through September. Flooding and high river levels plagued Pottawattamie County for over nine months.
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