High floodwaters span from Cairo, Illinois to Bird's Point, Missouri, for approximately 30 miles, on April 26, 2011. Levee systems in Memphis were holding after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blasted holes in levees at Cairo, Ill., sparing residents there while flooding 130,000 acres of prime farmland in Missouri. UPI/U. S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel

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High floodwaters span from Cairo, Illinois to Bird's Point, Missouri, for approximately 30 miles, on April 26, 2011. Levee systems in Memphis were holding after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blasted holes in levees at Cairo, Ill., sparing residents there while flooding 130,000 acres of prime farmland in Missouri. UPI/U. S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel

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