Have flood control projects actually made flooding worse? Yes. Floods are higher, longer, and more frequent than ever. Despite the Corps’ Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries Project authorized in 1928. Which the Corps says has prevented a trillion dollars of flood damage from levee failures that haven’t happened.
So you want to bet against the Mississippi River?
Its tomb was sealed over in 2012 when the Fifth Circuit upheld the District Court decision against the Mississippi Levee Board’s challenge to the EPA ruling. But a bony hand is emerging from the tomb.