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Height of new Birds Point levee brought into question

Friday, July 13, 2012


CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners are hoping the latest news regarding the levee is just a mistake and not a change of plans.

Presiding County Commissioner Carlin Bennett asked Robert Jackson and Steve Jones, associate commissioners, during their regular weekly meeting Thursday if their recollection about plans for the restoration on the Birds Point-New Madrid levee was the same as his.

Bennett said it has been his understanding that Phase 1, which is nearing completion, was to include building the levee back to a height of 55 feet with a base wide enough for the second phase which would take the levee back to its original height of 62.5 feet.

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