Tuesday, July 15 2008
Although the Tri-State are has not been affected as sever as our states to the west during the recent flooding, the Wabash River has changed course due to the sheer volume of flood waters. Emergency Management Agency Director Larry Robb says the force of the record flooding caused the Wabash River to change course. The change in direction created an island that is at least 2,000 acres. Robb says the river shortened its course by about six miles, because the channel created a bypass around some of the river's curves. Now farmers are trying to figure out how to get to the island, which contains their crops.
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