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River crests in Memphis; states downstream prepare

(AP) -- The Mississippi crest rolled past Memphis on Tuesday, going easy on much of the city, yet downriver in the mostly poor, fertile Delta region, floodwaters washed away crops, damaged hundreds of homes and closed casinos ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Environment
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Flooding peaks in Memphis; downstream danger lurks

(AP) -- As the Mississippi reaches its high point in Memphis and attention turns to a time-consuming clean up, farmers downriver built homemade levees to protect their crops and engineers diverted water into a lake to ease ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Environment
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