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.
Presentation to the Mississippi River Commission August 13, 2016 Damages from increased flooding on the MS River Summary Over the course of time, the Corp has done a great job in reducing the impact of overall flooding along the Mississippi River. Some have seen great benefit, but there are those of us experiencing a detrimental…
The Mississippi River Commission held a public hearing in Natchez last Wednesday aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI. It got an earful.
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?
“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.