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Historic Midwest floods could threaten drinking water

Flooding in Nebraska
Farms in the Midwest have been greatly affected by the flooding. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

At least 1 million personal wells used for drinking water could be contaminated following major flooding in the Midwest, reports AP.

Details: The floods have affected 300 counties across 10 states, and the flooding could worsen as snow in northern states starts to melt, warns the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

States affected:

  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • Nebraska
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • South Dakota
  • Kentucky