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In one town, residents strung a cable across a river to ford it in knee-deep water because the bridge connecting the two sides had been washed a football field's length downriver.
Rescuers searching for a Russian Mission pilot found the man's airplane in the Yukon River downriver from the village, but the man himself is still missing, Alaska State Troopers said Tuesday.
Then, a cascade of five rock slides dropped more than 100,000 tons of debris on the Schoellkopf Power Station, half a mile downriver from the famous falls.
The concrete bridge connecting the two sides had collapsed and floated downriver in a flash flood triggered by Maria.
The endless rice plantations seen throughout central Cambodia depend on the nutrient-rich sediments that the Mekong carries downriver, mainly during the rainy season from June to October.
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