From NIPCO (Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative):
As historic amounts of water rushed down the Missouri River channel from the Dakotas, work was under way to protect the electric system serving vulnerable western Iowa river bottom land. Watch the video below.
With predictions that the expected flood could last two to three months, it was imperative that Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative remove equipment from both a substation and a communications tower near Modale, Iowa, where water could reach four to 10 feet deep according to inundation maps from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Learn about how the flood has affected other Basin Electric co-ops:
June 10: Co-op power turned off in some flooded areas
June 3: Flood affects co-op communities across three states