Animals Hurt by Breach of MO Levee

5 years 4 months 3 weeks ago August 26, 2011 Aug 26, 2011 Friday, August 26 2011 Friday, August 26, 2011 4:41:16 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

SIKESTON (AP) - The sudden flood following the Army Corps of Engineers' intentional breach of southeast Missouri's Birds Point levee has taken a toll on farmers and landowners. Conservationists now say plenty of animals have been affected as The Southeast Missourian reports (http://bit.ly/porLWE ) the flooding of 130,000 acres along the Mississippi River in May led to a loss of wildlife in the area because of the sudden rise in water.Even animals that made it to higher ground were faced with a limited food supply -- so much so that conservation agents set aside their policy of not feeding wildlife .Now that the water is receding, conservationists report seeing signs of habitat recovery, which is key to a rebound in the population of rabbits, deer, turkeys and other wildlife.

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