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Corps lays 4 miles of plastic to protect Yazoo Backwater Levee (video)

The focus turned to Louisiana and Mississippi last week as the crest of the Mississippi River began to work its way south of Memphis.

The focus turned to Louisiana and Mississippi last week as the crest of the Mississippi River began to work its way south of Memphis.

In the South Mississippi Delta backwater area, residents and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued their preparations this week.

The Corps of Engineers placed a protective heavy plastic barrier on the Yazoo River Backwater Levee while others built levees. (Farmweek TV segment, MSU Office of Agricultural Communications)

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