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Memphis District Commander signs FONSI for Birds Point – New Madrid Floodway clearing the way for levee reconstruction

Published Sept. 12, 2011

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 12, 2011 – Col. Vernie L. Reichling, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Memphis District, today signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) on levee repairs at the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. This action clears the way for work to proceed at the center crevasse restoring it to an interim level of 51 feet on the Cairo, Ill., gage by Nov. 30, 2011. It also provides clearance for restoring the levee to its original preflood elevation of 62.5 feet on the Cairo gage.

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