The Flood Arms Race

The Flood Arms Race

The MS River – Winning At the height of the nuclear arms race, the US and the old USSR reached stalemate.  Mutually Assured Destruction.  Each side could destroy the other.  So, neither launched the first missile.   Both eventually reduced their arsenals.   No nuclear disasters so far.  (“Dr. Strangelove” was fiction.) There is an older arms […]

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Flood Control Madness

Flood Control Madness

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.

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