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Breached: Corps activates Birds Point-New Madrid floodway on Monday night

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Major Gen. Michael J. Walsh, commander of the Mississippi Valley Division, explains his decision to give the order to activate the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway at a Monday afternoon news conference.
(Photo by Michelle Felter, Staff)
First blast forces water to flow into floodplain; second blast delayed

michellef@standard-democrat.com

BIRDS POINT -- With a blast that rattled homes across Southeast Missouri, the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway was activated just after 10 p.m. Monday.

Again citing public safety and the stress on the river system, Major General Michael J. Walsh, commander of the Mississippi Valley Division, gave the order Monday afternoon to activate the Floodway.

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