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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today's topic: Great floods

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 8:10 AM

A panel discussion is set for noon today at the Clinton School on current flooding and memories of the great flood of 1927.

Speakers will be William H. Bowen, the retired banker who'll recall the 1927 flood of his childhood; Henry Himstedt of the Corps of Engineers who'll talk about flood control; Matt DeCample of the governor's office on current relief efforts; Warrern Carter of the Farm Bureau on agricultural damage, and Randy Ort of the Highway Department.

Speaking of flooding: From DeValls Bluff, where a moat and improvised levee saved one man's home, at least for a time. But I'm hearing the levee may not have held. And further releases of White River water at Bull Shoals Dam are ominous for all downstream.

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