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Birds Point New Madrid Floodway Joint Information Center:
We have procured additional slurry mix for breaching the third levee section (outflow crevasse). We expect to complete the final blast tomorrow. Our engineers have studied the setback levees and see no elevated risk at New Madrid or other communities outside of the floodway and the project is performing as designed.
Birds Point New Madrid Floodway Joint Information Center
When asked about the Bonnet Carre and Morganza spillways down river MG Walsh stated that, while no decisions have been made at this point, the likelihood of eventually opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway is 'High" and the likelihood of opening the Morganza Spillway is "Medium to High." He also noted that no decisions regarding those spillways will likely be made until next week at the earliest.
Originally posted by simone50m
reply to post by THEDUDE86
THANKS for that link, thedude86. I checked it out. You are a prophet for this time.
That Army Corp levee explosion has worked...at least sort of. On the one hand, it has lowered the level of the Mississippi 1½ feet up around Cairo, Illinois, BUT it has also triggered a new lawsuit on behalf of 90 homeowners impacted. Seems some days the ACE's just can win for losing. But Wednesdays are like that.
Birds Point New Madrid Floodway Joint Information Center Additional slurry material for blasting the third levee section (outflow crevasse) is expected to arrive later today. We expect it to take approximately 3 hours to load into pipes. The earliest we could complete the breaching of this levee section would be 8 or 9 p.m. tonight. We'll continue to post regular updates.Text