Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, president of the Mississippi River Commission, will announce his decision regarding operation of the Birds Point - New Madrid Floodway at a press conference today at 5 p.m. , according to the Facebook page for the Birds Point - New Madrid Floodway Joint Information Center. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Birds-Point-New-Madrid-Floodway-Joint-Information-Center/120898681323357