The engineering answer is simple. The politics aren’t. Here’s the story.
What do Donald Trump, the Kemper County Lignite Plant, and Mississippi River floods have in common? The Overton Window explains all three. Yeh, sure. What’s the Overton Window?
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?
Mississippi River Flooding: Timeline No January flood this year. | February 9, 2017 The record January flood was unusual. But major floods aren’t. Mississippi has had seven in the last ten years. Continue Reading Priming a flood. | October 17, 2016 The river is primed for another major flood. It has a record 16 foot head […]
“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.