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Sen. Blunt visits Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway

(Source: Mike Mohundro) (Source: Mike Mohundro)
NEW MADRID, MO (KFVS) -

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt toured all three breach points in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway on Wednesday, almost two years after the floodway was activated.

He is learning about the progress of completion is with the levee restoration and the condition of the land used for farming.

Blunt says he wants to use the 2011 floods as a learning tool to better prepare for future decisions if water levels go high again.

Blunt want's others to realize how long recovery is, as well as losses needs to be considered when activating the floodway.

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