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Missouri River to Remain High this Summer, Neb College Students Aid Flood-Stricken Residents, 4:04

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The amount of water flowing into the lower Missouri River will remain high throughout the summer and fall, and that water will likely continue to exacerbate flooding downstream.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to keep releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border near current levels — which are more than double the average amount.

The high releases will likely continue worsening flooding downstream — in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas — where many levees were damaged during severe March flooding.

University of Nebraska students are beginning to work in several communities through a new summer service program created in the wake of this year's devastating flooding.

The program projects include documenting flood damage to roads and bridges, organizing a thank-you event for volunteers who cleaned up a local fairground and developing multilingual disaster recovery materials to help with landscape design and GPS mapping.

A new law effective this week in South Dakota eliminates the need for a permit to carry a concealed pistol.

South Dakota is the 14th state to enact such a law for both residents and visitors. Pennington County Capt. Marty Graves tells KOTA-TV he thinks it's a good thing for gun owners. Graves says it will lighten the workload for his office because it will no longer issue the permits and collect the fees.

Before the new law took effect this week, people could be charged with a misdemeanor if they carried a concealed pistol or had one concealed in a vehicle without a permit.

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