Posted on October 28, 2011 at 8:38 AM by Iowa Corn
It was a dry spring in the Midwest, not a cloud in the sky, but still the Missouri River rose. It overtopped levees, destroying crops, destroying towns, devastating lives. This was a disaster. But was it a natural one? Could it have been anticipated? Could it have been prevented? Did the flood of 2011 have to happen?
The short film Underwater and Overlooked: Crisis on the Missouri River tells the personal stories behind the unprecedented flood waters and its rampage through towns and lives across the Midwest.