UPDATE: Hope Springs Eternal at Birds Point

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


Birds Point Levee (Getty/Scott Olson)

Corps to Repair Levee Intentionally Breached

The levee in southeast Missouri will be rebuilt at three breach points.


Two Levee breaches closed an interstate  Monday as officials warn the worst of the Missouri River flooding is yet to come. The 300-foot levee breach in Atchison County, Mo., near Hamburg broke  prompting plans for closing Interstate 29.  (Photo/Atchison County 911/Emergency Management)

Missouri River Flood Outlook Unchanged by Breaches

Flood forecasters still expect massive amounts of water to flow down the Missouri river.


Gavins Point Dam

Summer of Suspense: How High Will Missouri River Rise?

Corps of Engineers releasing historic amounts of water; NWS concerned about more storms; Gov. Nixon hopeful state’s levees will hold.



Second Breach In Missouri River Levee

Evacuations underway.


Army Corps of Engineers

Corps Considers Plan to Replace Birds Point Levee

The corps will “look at all the alternatives.”


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Leaking Wood River Levee Holding Steady

Allowing water to pool behind levee is working


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)

Southeast Missouri Looks to Rebuild After Flooding

Farmers wiped out by intential levee breach view damage today; special meetings set for Tuesday.


CARUTHERSVILLE, MO - MAY 04: Workers use a boat to recover supplies from a flooded grain elevator May 4, 2011 in Caruthersville, Missouri. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and has caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas. (Getty/Scott Olson)

Mississippi River Poised To Overrun Caruthersville

Crest puts river at the very top of town’s floodwall.


(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

One More Blast At Birds Point

3rd and final levee explosion set for Thursday.




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