Water flowing through the Birds Point - New Madrid flooday in southeast Missouri. (Photo by John Allgier)
Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri (Photo by John Allgier)
Hwy. 51 bridge at Cairo looking east toward Kentucky. (Photo by John Allgier)
Kevin Mainord, farmer and mayor of East Prairie, Mo., stands in front of cropland flooded by excessive rains and backwater. (Photo by Emily Dahlbeck)
John Story farms in the Birds Point - New Madrid Floodway.
Farmers in the Birds Point - New Madrid Flooday are hoping the damage to property from the May 2 opening of the floodway won't be as bad as first thought. (See Farmers in the floodway face uncertain future.)
Delta Farm Press