Caption: Tuesday May 3, 2011--Water rushes through the breach in the Birds Point levee that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created with explosives 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, Ill., 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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