Potential for more Missouri River flooding according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (WOWT) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made their fifth stop along the Missouri River Basin and revealed their outlook for river activity in the next 90 days.

It doesn't look promising for flood victims.

"It's going to run high all summer so there's a chance of it popping back out of banks at any time,” said Chief Engineer of Missouri River Water Management, John Remus.

Engineers told a crowd in Nebraska City, Thursday night, heavy rain, already water-packed snow, and frozen ground are all to blame for the historic floods in Nebraska and Iowa.

"This has been both historic and catastrophic,” said Fran Parr of Pacific Junction, IA.

Fran Parr's home stood for more than 110 years.

"Nothing like this has ever happened on that property,” she said. "It's like a bath tub."

Severe levee breaches across the state line and in Percival, IA have crews scrambling to install temporary blockades.

"People still can't get back out there to check their houses without taking a boat,” said Phillip Peters of Percival.

But flood victims along the Missouri River and its channels are not out of the woods yet.

A high potential for more-than-normal rainfall totals from April to September threatens more river flooding.

"Rainfall, any amount of substantial rainfall has the chance of pushing the river over banks,” said Remus.

"People go into a panic when they hear the water is going to come up at all,” said Parr.

With over breaches along the Missouri River south of Council Bluffs, and the chance for a showery spring and summer on the way, engineers say this may not be the end of it.

They also said the Missouri River had 11 million acre feet for march runoff.

That's the most run-off for a month ever.

At some points along the river system they had more runoff in March than they have in an entire year.