Storms are random natural events. The consequences may be aggravated or mitigated by intentional acts of man.
Elam, of course, didn’t know the Corps would restrict the flow. But he could have predicted the result. The river would back up, rise, flood the batture, and cause backwater floods on the Yazoo and other tributaries.
The Morganza Spillway is supposed to keep the Mississippi River out of Baton Rouge. The US Army Corps of Engineers built it after the epic flood of 1927. It is part of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project (MR&TP) that’s supposed to protect against another epic flood. But the MR&TP hasn’t been tested by an […]
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?