MAP: Levee blasted in Birds Point

November 4, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
On May 2, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blasted open sections of the Birds Point levee to prevent a levee failure in Cairo, Ill., and elsewhere along the Mississippi River. The flooding damaged homes, roads and other property, but farmland in the floodway has recovered faster than anyone expected.

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