Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mississippi County farmers inspect Birds Point floodway

CHARLESTON, MO (KRCU) - Mississippi County farmers were allowed to enter the Birds Point spillway on Monday to inspect property that was flooded by last week’s levee breach.

Mark Dugan farms about 3000 acres in the spillway. He says that the amount of damage was close to what he expected.

“I really was anxious to do that. I don’t think it was comforting. But I wanted to see and I wanted to see what damage had been done,” Dugan said.

Dugan says that most of the homes in the flooded area were damaged, but he thinks that farmers might be able to salvage their metal work buildings, grain bins, and irrigation pivots.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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