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Science, Health and Technology
8:32 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Phase 1 of Birds Point levee restoration complete

USACEpublicaffairs Flickr

The first phase of restoration work has been completed on a Mississippi River levee that was intentionally breached in 2011 during record flooding.

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Agriculture
3:29 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Work progressing on Mississippi River projects

Missouri Flooding
Credit Tech. Sgt. Oscar Sanchez USDA / Flickr

Flood protection projects are progressing on both sides of the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.

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Floods
8:31 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Mo. county denied compensation for flood damage

The Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway after it was flooded.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A southeast Missouri county has been told it won't be getting any money for damage caused by the activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway last year.

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PM Newscasts
6:58 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Newscast for July 9, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Work to resume at damaged Mo. levee
  • Report finds new federal health care law could cover two thirds of Mo. uninsured
  • Third person electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks
Science, Health and Technology
6:35 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Work to resume at damaged Mo. levee

Brett Ciccotelli Flickr

Work is resuming on the intentionally breached Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri now that a protest to a construction bid has been deemed "without merit" by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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.

AM Newscasts
9:10 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Newscast for June 1, 2012

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Politics
9:02 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Blunt criticizes speed of Birds Point Levee rebuilding

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) says the speed of the rebuilding of Birds Point Levee is "unacceptable."
File KBIA

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.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:51 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Study suggests Army Corps made right call at Birds Point levee

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.
File KBIA

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.

The study’s authors argue the floodway would have been inundated with or without Corps action.

Ken Olson is a soil sciences professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he co-authored the study.

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PM Newscasts
5:53 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Newscast for December 16, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newroom, including:

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