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Corps of Engineers to reinforce part of levee system

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $3.1 million to reinforce parts of the mainline Mississippi River levee at Lake Albemarle and Buck Chute. The Vicksburg Post reports that both were places the Corps and state levee officials scrambled to patch sand boils and stop sliding during the Mississippi River flood of 2011. Thibodaux, La.-based Phylway ...

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Farmers scramble to salvage crops

Salvage efforts, however, won’t offset losses following early-fall’s torrential rains Mississippi’s farmers have been working overtime this month trying to salvage what is left of crops devastated by early drought then heavy rains in September and October. Still, the clock is ticking, and what is left may be of little or no value and might not be worth harvesting. Their ...

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