Levee

WYATT, MO - MAY 03: Roy Presson (C) embraces his daughters Catherine (L) and Amanda as they stand on the edge of State Highway HH looking out at their family farm on May 3, 2011 at Wyatt, Missouri. The Presson home and 2,400 acres of land that they farmed was flooded last night when the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois. Residents of Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee and Arkansas are bracing for record flooding from the two rivers. (Getty/Scott Olson)

25 Missouri Farmers Sue Over Intentional Levee Breach

Less than 24 hours after the Corps of Engineers blew up Birds Point Levee farmers claim the government violated their rights.

05/03/2011

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.

05/02/2011

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.

04/28/2011

Birds Point Levee

Blow the Levee?

Court hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m.

04/28/2011

Cairo, Ill.

Cairo Fights For It’s Life

“Governor Nixon, back off. I mean, don’t choose farmland over lives.”

04/28/2011

KMOX/Brett Blume

McCaskill: “Very Firmly Against” Corps Plan to Blow Up Levee

Senator says Corps must weigh known destruction from destroyed levee vs. potential flood damage.

04/28/2011

Residents leave their near flooded home in Butler County, Missouri on April 26, 2011. A levee on the Black River protecting the area from major flooding has breached in several places, forcing authorities to evacuate residents.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Thousands Homeless after Levee Fails in Poplar Bluff

A full-scale levee breach could force the evacuation of some 6,000 homes around Poplar Bluff.

04/27/2011

FILE PHOTO KFVS12

Levee Protecting Missouri Town Breaches

Missouri State Water Patrol took part in dozens of water rescues as waters rose.

04/26/2011

PHOTO/ KFVS12

Levee Compromised in Poplar Bluff, Evacuation Underway

A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for people along a stretch of the Black River in Butler County.

04/25/2011

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