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Corps to breach levee

Monday, May 2, 2011 ~ Updated 5:38 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have decided to operate the floodway project at the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway.

On Monday afternoon, Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, president of the Mississippi River Commission, announced the Corps will begin blasting at 9 p.m. tonight. The work will continue throughout the night with the final execution of the project set for between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday.

See Tuesday's Standard Democrat for more on this story.