Guardian/Reuters: Flooding in South Australia and Iowa’s Mississippi Lock

“It’s a very low-lying floodplain and there is a significant amount of water coming down the Gawler River and so there is every likelihood that there will be properties inundated,” SES chief officer Chris Beattie told the ABC on Saturday.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed a Mississippi River lock on Friday morning due to high water and is likely to shutter another over the weekend, halting grain barge movement on the key shipping waterway as the Midwest harvest is gaining pace.