Mississippi River Commission meets with residents in Cape Girardeau
Corps officials discussed how vital the Mississippi River is to this country. The flood of 2011 affected 21,000 people, caused damage valued at $2.8 billion and 1.5 million residential and commercial structures are projected to have been impacted had the Mississippi River and Tributaries System not been in place. The Corps says devastation was close, but the system worked as designed. Read more.