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Levee to be blown up, flooded dam spills

Water spilled over a Missouri dam, forcing road closures, while the Army Corps of Engineers  gave the go-ahead to blow up a levee in another county.Full story

Rep. Clyburn hopeful harbor deepening money on way

Long-sought money for a study of deepening the Charleston Harbor shipping channel could be included when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases its national work plan later this month. Full story

Leaky Missouri levee highlights national problem

Floodwaters leaking past an old earthen levee in this river town highlight a larger problem threatening much of rural America: Scores of flood walls built decades ago by farmers are increasingly susceptible to failure. Full story

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  In man vs. nature, nature always wins

Dr. Ivor Van Heerden, director of the Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes, talks with Rachel Maddow about the egineering projects in New Orleans designed to fight the forces of nature, including "Mr. Go" and a 350-mile long ring of levees surrounding the city.

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Part of the 130,000 acres of farmland flooded by an intentional break in the Birds Point levee is seen Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the levee in southeast Missouri to take pressure off the rising Mississippi and Ohio rivers and

In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields
In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - MAY 03: A road passing under Interstate 55 is closed due to flooding on May 3, 2011 at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Residents of Missouri, Illinois Tennessee and Arkansas are bracing for record flooding from the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The Army Corps of Engineers yesterday bl