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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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver will be among the participants at a Missouri River meeting next month.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $888,000 contract to repair a northwestern Missouri levee damaged during last year's flooding.
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