Ill., Ky. Intervene With Corps In Mo.'s Flooding Suit

Law360, New York (April 28, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi River flood control dispute heated up Thursday, with Illinois and Kentucky moving to intervene as defendants in Missouri's lawsuit seeking to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from detonating portions of a levee to protect an Illinois town.

Missouri, which lodged its complaint Tuesday, contends that the intentional breaching of the levee would wrongfully deluge a more than 130,000-acre area in the state known as the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway, but Illinois says those efforts are critical to saving the town Cairo from...
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