Corps construction continues at Birds Point

The pressure remains high on the Army Corps of Engineers as they continue construction on the Birds Point levee.

Major Jon Korneliussen, Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District, said ensuring the safety of surrounding areas affects how soon the levee is constructed.

After reconstruction of Birds Point, the levee will be 51 feet high.  That stands 11 feet shorter than the original 62 feet.

Major Korneliussen explained there are currently not enough funds for the levee project to build it back to 62 feet right now.

by Gina Cook

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