Major rain events are happening more frequentlyby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — President Bush visits the Mississippi River region today and is promising government aid to flood-wearing residents.
The federal government says 20 to 30 more levees may overflow along the Mississippi River. Twenty levees have already overflowed this week.
It's been a particularly tough month as heavy rains have flooded communities and forced evacuations in at least six Midwestern states. It seems as if the flooding is as bad as it's ever been, and experts say it just might be.
Barry Drazkowski is one of them. He is director of Geospatial Services at St. Mary's University in Winona. He spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Cathy Wurzer.
- Morning Edition, 06/19/2008, 8:20 a.m.