birds point levee http://kbia.org en Phase 1 of Birds Point levee restoration complete http://kbia.org/post/phase-1-birds-point-levee-restoration-complete <p>The first phase of restoration work has been completed on a Mississippi River levee that was intentionally breached in 2011 during record flooding. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:32:05 +0000 Associated Press 26349 at http://kbia.org Phase 1 of Birds Point levee restoration complete Work progressing on Mississippi River projects http://kbia.org/post/work-progressing-mississippi-river-projects <p>Flood protection projects are progressing on both sides of the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:29:29 +0000 Associated Press 23440 at http://kbia.org Work progressing on Mississippi River projects Mo. county denied compensation for flood damage http://kbia.org/post/mo-county-denied-compensation-flood-damage <p>A southeast Missouri county has been told it won&#39;t be getting any money for damage caused by the activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway last year. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:31:39 +0000 Associated Press 18428 at http://kbia.org Mo. county denied compensation for flood damage Newscast for July 9, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-july-9-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Work to resume at damaged Mo. levee</li><li>Report finds new federal health care law could cover two thirds of Mo. uninsured</li><li>Third person electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks</li></ul> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 23:58:48 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 17268 at http://kbia.org Work to resume at damaged Mo. levee http://kbia.org/post/work-resume-damaged-mo-levee <p>Work is resuming on the intentionally breached Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri now that a protest to a construction bid has been deemed &quot;without merit&quot; by the Army Corps of Engineers.<br /><br />An Oklahoma company last month protested the $20 million in contracts awarded to three other companies to rebuild the levee, which was intentionally breached at the height of 2011 flooding along the Mississippi River. The breach relieved pressure on the flood wall at nearby Cairo, Ill., but damaged 130,000 acres of rich Missouri farmland and dozens of homes.<br /> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 23:35:15 +0000 Associated Press 17265 at http://kbia.org Work to resume at damaged Mo. levee Newscast for June 1, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-1-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:10:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 15137 at http://kbia.org Blunt criticizes speed of Birds Point Levee rebuilding http://kbia.org/post/blunt-criticizes-speed-birds-point-levee-rebuilding <p>One year after the intentional breach of the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, Sen. Roy Blunt is criticizing the Army Corps of Engineers for the pace of efforts to rebuild the levee. Wed, 02 May 2012 14:02:50 +0000 Associated Press 13405 at http://kbia.org Blunt criticizes speed of Birds Point Levee rebuilding Study suggests Army Corps made right call at Birds Point levee http://kbia.org/post/study-suggests-army-corps-made-right-call-birds-point-levee <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); font-size: 14.5pt; ">A new study suggests the Army Corps of Engineers made the right decision when it blew up the Birds Point-New Madrid levee last year.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); font-size: 14.5pt; ">The study&rsquo;s authors argue the floodway would have been inundated with or without Corps action.</span><br /> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:51:42 +0000 Jacob McCleland 12272 at http://kbia.org Study suggests Army Corps made right call at Birds Point levee Newscast for December 16, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-16-2011-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newroom, including: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 23:53:57 +0000 5492 at http://kbia.org