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Work continues on restoring Birds Point Levee


Work is continuing on the Birds Point Levee called "Operation Restore."

According to the Army Corps of Engineers, Operation Restore will reconstruct the floodway to pre-operational level of production.

Engineers installed a silt curtain at the center crevasse this week. According to the Corps, the silt curtain will prevent silt plumes from entering the existing scour hole.

The dredge, a machine used to suction material underwater, will pump sand to a booster pump then to the scour hole at the center crevasse. A flexible pipe section will connect the booster pump to the shore pipeline.

According to the Corps, the upper crevasse is 76 percent completed; the center crevasse is 31 percent completed; and the lower crevasse is 89 percent completed.

The project is scheduled to be completed on Nov. 30, 2011.

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