Four years since being swamped when the federal government blasted three holes in a Mississippi River levee, the tiny southeast Missouri community of Pinhook has been turned into a footnote by bulldozers.
A contract was awarded last week for a $7.8 million project to construct two earthen berms and a 4,200-foot trench at Cairo, IL.
The corps used explosives to breach the levee this spring to ease flooding on the Mississippi River.
“Everything’s getting better,” said John Moreton, who said he has planted quite a bit of soybeans.”
Gov. Nixon pledges support for Birds Point Levee reconstruction
Missouri loses last appeal; Corps of Engineers could blow Bird’s Point Levee as soon as Monday afternoon.
Court hearing set for 1:30 p.m. as Corps delivers explosives to Bird’s Point Levee.