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Mississippi River encroaching on Dyer shoreline

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - A Dyer County official has told the Mississippi River Commission that the river has been encroaching on the shoreline and threatens to breach the county's Little Levee.

Jimmy Moody, chairman of the Dyer County Little Levee and Drainage District, asked the commission to consider extending the concrete revetment along a portion of the riverbank in the county.

He said the riverbank has been caving off through the years, gradually moving about a mile east. The erosion is now about 35 yards from the toe of the Little Levee, he estimated.

Moody shared his concern with the Mississippi River Commission, which stopped in Caruthersville, Mo., during its annual high water tour.

Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com

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