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USGS Data Collection Activity -Birds Point-New Madrid Flood

http://water.usgs.gov/osw/floods/today/BPNM_measurement.html In response to dangerous flood levels near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) activated the Birds Point-New Madrid floodway at 10:03 pm on May 2, 2011 by detonating explosives along a stretch of the Mississippi River levee just downstream of Cairo, Illinois. The resulting inflow of water into the 130,000 ...more »


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