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For years, some small towns and farmers along the Mississippi River have been battling each other over a flood project set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

On the western shore, farmers in southeast Missouri need the project to protect their valuable farmland. But small river towns on the eastern side of the river say the project protects those influential farmers at the cost of their small communities. As a last-ditch effort, the opposition to the project is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to kill the project all together.

Newscast for Friday, July 20, 2012

Jul 20, 2012
Tim Campion

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Engineers check on reconstruction following floods last year
  • McCaskill targets Republican opponents in TV ads
  • Sister company of Missouri lead producer criticized for pollution in Peru
USACE Public Affairs / Flickr

The Army Corps of Engineers visited Cairo, Illinois on yesterday to check on reconstruction projects following last year’s devastating floods. The Corps will invest more than $100 million toward flood protection systems at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

Teachers visit New Madrid to learn about famous quakes

Jul 16, 2012
Jimmy Emerson / Flickr

Twenty science teachers from six different states visited New Madrid, Missouri today to learn more about that town's claim to fame: earthquakes.

Bid protest halts construction at Birds Point Levee

Jun 19, 2012
Greg Wathen / Flickr

Restoring the Birds Point-New Madrid Levee to its original height may take a little more time.