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Birds Point Constructi​on Delayed

Jun 19, 2012
earthquake.usgs.gov

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

Afternoon Round-Up 5/11/12

May 11, 2012
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Today on NPR: FDA may back pill to prevent HIV.

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Army Corps of Engineers Continue Levee Work

May 11, 2012

The Army Corps of Engineers is removing the temporary barriers that currently protect the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway.

Lake Barkley water levels are at a record low for this time of year. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers says the lake is at just over 356 feet, almost three feet below normal. The low levels are due to a lack of rainfall in the latter part of March and all of April. The Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority continue to conserve and store water in an attempt to reach summer pool, around 359 feet. But without more rain, it is unlikely that either Barkley or Kentucky Lake will reach summer pool anytime soon.

Army Corps of Engineers

Construction on the Olmsted Lock and Dam Project in Southern Illinois has been ongoing for 20 years, 13 years over schedule. Now a completion date is set for 2026.  Some of the delays are from construction techniques not quite suited for the swift current in that part of the Ohio River.  Project Engineer Richard Schipp says other delays are man-made…

Study Shows Corp Correct to Blow Levee

Apr 12, 2012
WSIU Radio

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 Hickman Fulton County Riverport has received money for much-needed dredging. Director Greg Curlin says the Army Corps of Engineers told him earlier this month that $1.9 million dollars in disaster relief money would be used for a one-time dredging at the riverport. Curlin says without the dredging, low summertime water levels would have made it difficult for barges to make it into the harbor.

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