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Hard Hit in the Heartland

The photos depict damage to cropland and irrigation equipment in Mississippi County, Missouri. The photo on the lower right shows a blue hole (sometimes referred to as a blew hole) carved by rushing water. The site is about 3 miles from the spot where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used explosives to breach the Bird’s Point Levee, which flooded 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland in an attempt to reduce flooding in Cairo, Illinois. Photos courtesy of John Moreton.

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Flood-damaged irrigation equipment. Photo courtesy of John MoretonFlood-damaged irrigation equipment and eroded farmland. Photo courtesy of John Moreton

 

 

 

 

 

A blue hole carved by rushing water. Photo courtesy of John Moreton

Flood-damaged irrigation equipment and eroded farmland. Photo courtesy of John Moreton