Heavy rains in the lower plains of the muddy Missouri river valley are washing out roads and flooding the low bases of the bluffs. All month long we've helped the work along by further weakening multiple spots of the BNSF tracks heavily traveled by southbound coal trains. Our reward came quicker than expected when reports of 31 coal cars derailed in a stretch of the Mace Creek region of northwest Missouri. BNSF spokespeople have said part of the track was removed and will impact rail traffic for days. This is not enough.