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Broad contour levees's gentle slopes reduce erosion and wildlife burrowing

Broad Contour Levee

In order to reduce erosion and wildlife burrowing, the new levees will have 10:1 slopes instead of 3:1 slopes. Because these new levees will be broader and shallower than existing levees, floodwaters will be less likely to cause erosion during major flood events.

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Broad-Banded Water Snake

People often mistaken nonvenomous broad-banded water snakes for western cottonmouths. In the marsh, these harmless snakes typically eat fish and frogs.

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Broad-Banded Watersnake (Broad-Banded Water Snake)

Nerodia fasciata confluens
The broad-banded watersnake is a beautiful semiaquatic snake with broad, irregularly shaped bands that can be brown, red-brown, or black and are separated by yellow and gray. This nonvenomous species is restricted to the southeastern corner of the state.

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Broad-Headed Skink

This large, harmless, smooth-scaled lizard lives along the edge of forests and woodlots. It often makes its home in a large dead tree, sometimes using abandoned woodpecker holes or other cavities.

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Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves

Broad-Headed Skink

Plestiodon laticeps
The broad-headed skink is a large, harmless, smooth-scaled lizard that lives along the edge of forests and woodlots. It often makes its home in a large dead tree, sometimes using abandoned woodpecker holes or other cavities.

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Brokenray

Lampsilis reeveiana
Includes three subspecies, Ozark (broken rays), Northern (Britt’s) and Arkansas (Reeve’s).

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Brook Silverside

Labidesthes sicculus
Also known as "needlenose," "stick minnow," and "skipjack," this little fish is very active in the daytime and on bright, moonlit nights.

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Butterfly

Ellipsaria lineolata
The butterfly is one of the most beautiful of Missouri’s mussels.

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