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Sand shortage causes concern for Missouri River flood fighters

Published 06/20/2011, INFORUM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The supply of sand used to fill hundreds of thousands of bags needed to fight off the swollen Missouri River is running low after weeks of relentless flooding. It's a problem that could get worse as the river is expected to remain high through August, making it unsafe to gather sand from the easiest place to get it: the river itself.

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