Bird’s Point

Birds Point Levee

Work Progressing On Mississippi River Projects

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.


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)

Temporary Repairs Of Birds Point Levee Nearly Done

The corps used explosives to breach the levee this spring to ease flooding on the Mississippi River.



UPDATE: Hope Springs Eternal at Birds Point

“Everything’s getting better,” said John Moreton, who said he has planted quite a bit of soybeans.”


UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri will Help Construct Temporary Levee

Gov. Nixon pledges support for Birds Point Levee reconstruction


Flood Zone Near Cairo, IL (photo courtesy USACE)

Supreme Court OK’s Levee Blast

Missouri loses last appeal; Corps of Engineers could blow Bird’s Point Levee as soon as Monday afternoon.


Getty/Whitney Curtis

No Decision Yet on MO Levee Blast

Court hearing set for 1:30 p.m. as Corps delivers explosives to Bird’s Point Levee.


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