Mississippi River Flooding

We think the Corps should operate the ORCC to increase the discharge as the river rises — and that Congress should authorize this. Now. This would lower flood crests, make floods shorter, and reduce the risk of levee failure — and a course change. It would also reduce batture and backwater flooding and the resulting economic and environmental damage on some 1.5 million acres in Mississippi and Louisiana. Time to change the flood control plan – before it’s too late.

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Water, Water Everywhere: Part 2

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: Part 2

by Charles Grayson Published February 27, 2020 The batture lands along the river are a harbinger of a changing river that is less and less under control of the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Mississippi River Whack-A-Mole

Mississippi River Whack-a-Mole

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.

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Deer Swimming Lake Mary

More flood for less rain.

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.

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