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(Studio: Katie Couric) The rising of the Mississippi River after weeks of heavy rain introduced; map shown.
(Memphis: Mark Strassmann) The flooding in Memphis featured; scenes shown from the flooded downtown and neighborhoods and the levees. [In a helicopter, Mayor A.C. WHARTON- talks about the river.] [Homeowner Danny MITCHELL - comments.] Map of tributary rivers shown. [Army Corps of Engineers Col. Vernie RIECHLING- says the levees won't fail.] [Washington University professor Robert CRISS- says we build levees too high leading to catastrophe.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) How engineers have opened a spillway near New Orleans to divert the river noted; diagrams shown.
- Couric, Katie;
- Strassmann, Mark
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