2011 Flood: A Year Later, April 29

Sunday, April 29, 2012

On this day, April 29

Cape river level: 45.3 feet

Cape flood stage: 32 feet

Cairo river level: 59.00 feet

Cairo flood stage: 40 feet

Rainfall: 0

U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to breach the Birds Point levee was appropriate. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster appealed the decision. The sheriff of Mississippi County asked the National Guard to activate a mandatory evacuation for residents of the floodway.

For a complete timeline of the Flood of 2011 or to see the photos from last year, go to semissourian.com/flood2011.

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