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Final blast completed

Friday, May 6, 2011

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Maj. General Michael Walsh, commander of the Mississippi River Commission, explains how the water is flowing through the floodway and the next steps to be taken as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to battle high water.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Flood gauges at Cape; Cairo, Ill.; and Paducah, Ky., lower

NEW MADRID -- At 2:39 p.m. Thursday, explosives set by the Corps of Engineers opened the third and final crevasse of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway.

By 4 p.m. officials were looking at the next steps in the battle with rising flood waters on the Mississippi River.

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