By David Kenney
This week the Mississippi River levee system is being closely inspected as the flood waters continue to creep towards its base.
Frank Worley, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers says, "As the water rises if the levee wasn't there it would flood a very wide area, the levee system helps to reduce the risk of flood damage in populated areas."
Flooding puts extra pressure on the levee. Boils can pop up meaning its being undercut by floodwaters. Any signs of landslides or cracks on the top side of the levee would mean the same thing.
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