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Birds Point levee

Birds Point levee

Levee Repairs Progressing At Birds Point

The corps used explosives at the three points on the levee in May 2011 as floodwaters threatened nearby Cairo, Ill.

01/15/2013

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Phase 1 Of Mo. Levee Restoration Complete

Phase two should be complete within a few days.

12/22/2012

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Birds Point Levee Repaired By End Of Year

The breach allowed 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland to flood.

07/25/2012

Floodwater flows over the Birds Point levee after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in it to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri. The diversion flooded about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland and 100 homes in the state. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and has caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas.  (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Protest Letter Brings Halt to Birds Point Repairs

The corps said it received the letter a week ago protesting the contract to reconstruct the levee.

06/19/2012

WYATT, MO - MAY 03:  Floodwater flows over the Birds Point levee after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in it to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri. (Getty/Scott Olson)

Corps Awards $20M in Contracts to Fix Birds Point Levee

The levee was intentionally breached last year to alleviate flooding on the Mississippi River.

05/31/2012

Floodwater flows over the Birds Point levee after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in it to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri. The diversion flooded about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland and 100 homes in the state. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and has caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas.  (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Judge Dismisses Large Part Of Lawsuit Over Birds Point

The class-action lawsuit was brought by more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers whose land was damaged when Birds Point levee was intentionally breached.

05/14/2012

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Army Corps: We Had to Blow the Levee

Corps officials say the decision to breech the Birds Point levee may have saved billions of dollars in damages.

04/25/2012

Floodwater flows over the Birds Point levee after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in it to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri. The diversion flooded about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland and 100 homes in the state. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and has caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas.  (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Work Continues on Birds Point Levee

The corps halted its floodway repairs in December after spending $20 million to shore up the levee to 55 feet of flood protection at each of the blasting spots.

03/26/2012

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Corps Inspect Birds Point Levee Daily

After the intentionally breached in May

01/30/2012

WYATT, MO - MAY 03:  Floodwater flows over the Birds Point levee after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in it to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri. (Getty/ Scott Olson)

Missouri to Chip in $3.3M to Help Repair Busted Levees

The program requires the levees to pass routine inspections and their operators to chip in 20% of the repair costs.

01/06/2012

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