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U.S. Flooding: Comparing 1993 to 2019

Conditions have been much worse than 1993, but levees have held up better

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According to a report at USSoy.org, the 2019 flood conditions have been much worse than 1993, but because the levees have held up significantly better, the 2019 flood is not receiving the same airtime.

In 1993, the average water level was below flood level at Lock and Dam 15 during early March and May, which allowed some shipments of grain and soybeans. By comparison, as of June 1, no crop volume has transversed Lock 15 at the Quad Cities this year.

Also, the water level on the upper Mississippi River has remained above flood level for 85 consecutive days and is forecasted to reach 100 days.

Read the full report here.

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