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University of Illinois study of 2011 flood will lead to better preparedness


February 18, 2014

erosional scar at the O'Bryan Ridge In May 2011, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used explosives to breach a levee south of Cairo, Ill., diverting the rising waters of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers to prevent flooding in the town, about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland were inundated. University of Illinois' researchers took advantage of this "once-in-a-scientific-lifetime" occurrence to study the damage. Full Story

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University of Illinois College of Engineering

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