Caption: Tuesday May 3, 2011--The city of Cairo, Illinois is surrounded by the flooding Ohio River, bottom, and Mississippi River, top, on Tuesday.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used explosives to created a breach in the Birds Point levee with on Monday night. Officials hope breaching the levee would allow water to fill the floodway to relieve pressure and lower the flood levels upstream at Cairo and other communities. By Tuesday morning, the river was at 60.62 feet in Cairo and was expected to keep falling to 59.4 feet by Saturday.
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