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Operation Make Safe

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Rains on Monday kept workers away from rebuilding the levee on the lower crevasse, east of New Madrid. With environmental hurdles now cleared, a lack of funding remains as the largest obstacle preventing the Birds Point-New Madrid levee from being put back to 62.5 feet.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Lack of funding is biggest obstacle preventing rebuilding of Birds Point-New Madrid levee

scottw@standard-democrat.com

BIRDS POINT -- Environmental hurdles cleared, a lack of funding is the largest remaining obstacle preventing the Birds Point-New Madrid levee from being put back to 62.5 feet.

A Finding of No Significant Impact was signed on Sept. 12 by Col. Vernie L. Reichling, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District, for the environmental assessment on levee repairs for the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway.

"It allows us to proceed with construction at the center crevasse," said Maj. Jon Korneliussen, project engineer for Operation Make Safe.

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