Flooding near Cairo, Ill., and Bird’s Point,
Posted by LT Connie Braesch, Monday, May 2, 2011
A catastrophic flood and evacuation in 1927 led to the establishment of the Bird’s Point-New Madrid Floodway. The first time the floodway was activated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was in 1937. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel.