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    Posted May 16, 2011 by
    KenTCNN
     
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    Redwood, Mississippi
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Mississippi River flooding

     
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    and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Mississippi River flooding
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    Yazoo Backwater Levee

     

    Peter Nimrod of the Mississippi Levee Board stands on the Yazoo Backwater Levee north of Vicksburg.  It is expected that floodwater will overtop this levee in the next day so crews recently completed work armoring the backside of 4 miles of the levee with thick plastic sheeting to prevent flood waters from weakening the levee.  Nimrod hopes this will prevent a catastrophic collapse of the levee.  The next few days are critical.

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