A Very Bad Flood Along The Mississippi River – Pictures

5 05 2011

Heavy rains and the winter snow melting had caused bad flooding in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee.

Soon the flood might hit Mississippi and Louisiana at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Flood is a natural disaster.

Levees were built along the Mississippi River to fight floods.

Anyway they had to break 2 big holes into the levee to save Cairo, Illinois from a very ,very big flood.

The break of the levee caused lots of water to rush through the hole and flooded 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri’s Mississippi County.

Is this a man- made disaster?

An explosion lights up the night sky as the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blows an 11,000 foot hole in the Birds Point levee in Mississippi County, Mo. on Monday, May 2, 2011. Army Corps of Engineers' Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh gave the order to blow a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, which will flood 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County but protect nearby Cairo, Ill. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

Floodwater covers state highway HH lined by utility poles following the Army Corps of Engineers intentional breach of the Birds Point levee Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Wyatt, Mo.  The breach by the Corps on Monday flooded 130,000 acres of mostly farmland in southeastern Missouri. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Floodwater covers state highway HH lined by utility poles following the Army Corps of Engineers intentional breach of the Birds Point levee Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Wyatt, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Paul Newton / The Southern The threat of massive flooding and a levee breach was lightened on Tuesday, May 3, after the Birds Point Levee (as seen in the distance) was breached by the Army Corps of Engineers.

This aerial photo shows the threat of massive flooding and a levee breach was lightened on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 after the Birds Point Levee, Mo. was breached by the Army Corps of Engineers. The demolition of the levee sent water pouring onto thousands of acres of farmland Tuesday, easing the Mississippi River floodwaters threatening the tiny Illinois town of Cairo. The demolition project did nothing to ease the risk of more trouble downstream, where the mighty river is expected to rise to its highest levels since the 1920s in some parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. (AP Photo/The Southern Illinoisan, Paul Newton)

Water flows through an intentional breach in the Birds Point levee Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo.  Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole Monday night into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, which has flooded 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill. from rising floodwaters. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Water creates a white cap as it flows over where the Birds Point levee once stood Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a two-mile hole. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Part of the 130,000 acres of farmland flooded by an intentional break in the Birds Point levee is seen Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo.  Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the levee in southeast Missouri to take pressure off the rising Mississippi and Ohio rivers and try to protect nearby Cairo, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Part of the 130,000 acres of farmland flooded by an intentional break in the Birds Point levee is seen Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo.  Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, which has flooded 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, which has flooded 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo.  Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, which has flooded 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Barge traffic moves along the channel of the flooding Mississippi River just north of where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi near Cairo, Ill. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. The Army Corps of Engineers postponed its decision on a proposal to blow a huge hole in the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, just downriver of the confluence. The idea was hatched as a desperate bid to reduce the amount of water moving down the Mississippi. The channel of the Mississippi river is marked by the lines of tree that would normal mark the banks of the river. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Barge traffic moves along the channel of the flooding Mississippi River just north of where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi near Cairo, Ill. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. The Army Corps of Engineers postponed its decision on a proposal to blow a huge hole in the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, just downriver of the confluence. The idea was hatched as a desperate bid to reduce the amount of water moving down the Mississippi. The channel of the Mississippi river is marked by the lines of tree that would normal mark the banks of the river. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

A farm is seen surrounded by floodwater Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. The Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, after nightfall Monday, flooding 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri's Mississippi County in an effort to protect nearby Cairo, Ill.« Read less (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A farm is seen surrounded by floodwater Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Mississippi County, Mo. after the Army Corps of Engineers' blew a two-mile hole into the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)










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