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Black Hawk helicopters dropped one-ton sandbags in place at Dakota Dunes in early June. These CH-47 Chinook helicopters could carry multiple one-ton sandbags.
Black Hawk helicopters dropped one-ton sandbags in place at Dakota Dunes in early June. These CH-47 Chinook helicopters could carry multiple one-ton sandbags.
Dakota Dunes, located north of Sioux City, consists of 1,100 homes and 2,500 residents.
Dakota Dunes, located north of Sioux City, consists of 1,100 homes and 2,500 residents.
Dakota Dunes residents were asked to evacuate at the end of May.
Dakota Dunes residents were asked to evacuate at the end of May.
The levees will be further tested as more water is released from Gavin's Point Dam at the end of June.
The levees will be further tested as more water is released from Gavin's Point Dam at the end of June.
While these CH-47 Chinook helicopters worked with one-ton sandbags, the average sandbag weighs just 30 pounds.
While these CH-47 Chinook helicopters worked with one-ton sandbags, the average sandbag weighs just 30 pounds.
The levees will be further tested as more water is released from Gavin's Point Dam at the end of June.
The levees will be further tested as more water is released from Gavin's Point Dam at the end of June.
The CH-47 Chinook helicopters could lift several one-ton sandbags.
The CH-47 Chinook helicopters could lift several one-ton sandbags.

Dakota Dunes Flooding

Jun 22, 2011

Residents of Dakota Dunes, located north of Sioux City, were urged to evacuate their homes at the end of May. Photography by Craig Wollman of Huron. 

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