Missouri River Flood 2011

Argus Leader reporter Jonathan Ellis and photographer Devin Wagner are traveling the Missouri River telling stories of people dealing with flooding.
Dave Reinschmidt talks about the family farm behind him that has been flooded by the Missouri River near Wagner, S.D.

Dave Reinschmidt talks about the family farm behind him that has been flooded by the Missouri River near Wagner, S.D.

Attention submarine owners: Pay here. Below Fort Randall Dam.

Attention submarine owners: Pay here. Below Fort Randall Dam.

Fort Randall Dam spillway. About half the gates appear open.

Fort Randall Dam spillway. About half the gates appear open.

Warning sign below Fort Randall Dam. They don’t want to fish your body out of the river.

Warning sign below Fort Randall Dam. They don’t want to fish your body out of the river.

Water rushes out of Fort Randall dam.

Water rushes out of Fort Randall dam.

Big Bend roaring.

Big Bend roaring.

The Moose Lodge in Fort Pierre. Closed for obvious reasons.

The Moose Lodge in Fort Pierre. Closed for obvious reasons.

Oahe outlet. Fort Pierre resident Gloria Lawrence: “This is wild”

Oahe outlet. Fort Pierre resident Gloria Lawrence: “This is wild”

Signs at the West Pollock Fishing Resort next to Lake Oahe.

Signs at the West Pollock Fishing Resort next to Lake Oahe.

Arthur Dienert talks about old Pollock when it was flooded by the creation of Lake Oahe in Pollock, S.D.

Arthur Dienert talks about old Pollock when it was flooded by the creation of Lake Oahe in Pollock, S.D.