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Wednesday, 04 May 2011 15:45

Army Corps of Engineers Blows Mississippi River Levee

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The Army Corps of Engineers blew open two miles of levee along the Mississippi River in Missouri May 2, an effort that may have saved the community of Cairo, Illinois, but which flooded 200 square miles of fertile farmland, which Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called “literally the most productive part of our continent.”

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