Quick as a thunder crack, the heavens over the nation’s midsection can open up and unleash a deluge. Sometimes the result can be catastrophic. That makes flood prevention one of the key needs for our region.
Consider the rains that struck the upper reaches of the Missouri River in the spring of 2011. The downpour was torrential. As The World-Herald’s David Hendee later described it, “Montana received a year’s worth of rain in a matter of weeks.”