I hope everyone has heard about the massive flooding around the Ames to Des Moines area!! Just makes me sick!! Now before I continue I just want to say that I realize that with this much rain it is going to flood but I GAURENTEE you it would not be as severe as this! I have been harping for years that the federal and state government need to implement MASS scale wetland restorations across NC/NW Iowa and Southern Minnesota and Dakotas!! Once again look at the billions of dollars the governments and insurances will pay out for damages caused by this flooding when that money could be used to prevent this and restore wetlands. There is a lot of good farm ground in NC and NW Iowa & yes that should be farmed but in pretty much every section of land there probably could be at least 20-40 acres that could be a wetland and holding water!! Wetlands offer so much more than hunting opportunities!!