The Nature Conservancy | St. Louis Public Radio

The Nature Conservancy

Arnold residents pile sandbags over a manhole to try to prevent sewage from mixing with floodwater. May 2017
File photo | Carolina Hidalgo | St. Louis Public Radio

More people in Missouri are at risk of experiencing damage from heavy rainfall and river flooding, according to a study released Wednesday.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 6, 2011 - Near the end of November, the final piece in a prairie restoration in northwest Missouri fit into place.

OK, it thundered.

Since 1999, Dunn Ranch, in Hatfield, near Eagleville and Bethany, Mo., has undergone a prairie restoration with seeding and reseeding, fire cycles and harvests, all working toward bringing the land back to its former self. In 2007, the process truly geared up, says Randy Arndt, Grand River Grasslands site manager; and at the end of October, a herd of 36 bison arrived to complete the picture.