A stunning new map shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States.
The river is primed for another major flood. It has a record 16 foot head start. But there is still time to reduce this – and the odds of a major flood.
The Mississippi River Commission held a public hearing in Natchez last Wednesday aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI. It got an earful.
The engineering answer is simple. The politics aren’t. Here’s the story.
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?
“It’s still flooding in Mississippi – more frequent, longer, higher floods”. Is this the new normal?
I think floods are acts of God and politicians. God sends the rain. Politicians decide who gets flooded.
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.
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.