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Documentary tells impact of Corps' actions

Saturday, September 10, 2011

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Neil Caskey, director of advocacy and rural affairs for Osborn and Barr, a communications company based in St. Louis specializing in agriculture, addresses the audience gathered in the East Prairie High School gym Friday for the first public viewing of "Man Made: Disaster at Birds Point," a documentary about the activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. Also pictured is East Prairie Mayor Kevin Mainord.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
scottw@standard-democrat.com

EAST PRAIRIE -- "Man Made: Disaster at Birds Point" was a big hit at its premiere Friday. Now it's time to take it viral.

The short documentary film produced by Osborn and Barr, a communications company based in St. Louis specializing in agriculture, begins with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to breach the Birds Point-New Madrid levee with explosives at three sites alongside the Mississippi River to activate the floodway.

The film then goes on to show the effects of flooding 130,000 acres including the destruction of or damage to dozens of houses and farm structures and prime farmland.

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