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Corps keeps watch on levees, rising Mississippi River

Saturday, January 28, 2012


NEW MADRID - Daily inspections of the reconstructed levees have begun as the Mississippi River continues to rise.

Major Jon E. Korneliussen with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District said daily patrols are checking the middle and upper crevasses, which were created when the Corps breached the levee last May.

Pointing out the National Weather Service is currently forecasting a crest of 43.5 feet on the Cairo, Ill., gauge on Feb. 6, Korneliussen said this should not impact the levee at the upper crevasse.

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