Mississippi River Flooding: Timeline

Mississippi River Flooding: Timeline


A Flood Canary | August 25, 2016

The Mississippi River Commission held a public hearing in Natchez last Wednesday aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI. It got an earful.

Mississippi flooding   June 6, 2016 

What if Mississippi’s politicians got fired up and got back in the flood trading game? And worked a deal to speed the floods to the sea – all the way to the sea?

If levees stop floods, why is Mississippi’s batture still flooded?    May 5, 2016 

“It’s still flooding in Mississippi – more frequent, longer, higher floods”. Is this the new normal?

Batture and Backwater Flooding in Mississippi    April 11, 2016 

I think floods are acts of God and politicians. God sends the rain. Politicians decide who gets flooded.

Mississippi River Whack-a-Mole    March 24, 2016 

Whack-a-mole… a metaphor for Mississippi River floods and efforts by the Levee Board and the Corps of Engineers to whack the levee breaches, sand boils, back water floods, and so on that keep popping up.

More flood for less rain.    February 17, 2016 

Who can get the Corps attention and make this happen? Hello, Mississippi senators, congressmen, governor, and legislators. Who can encourage them? Hello, hunters, farmers, and landowners and the businesses that depend on them.

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