Written by Jeff Opperman | July 21st, 2011
Did you know that a flood created rock and roll? Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman says the 1927 Mississippi River flood drove the migration of Delta Blues musicians northward…where they plugged into amps and got electrified.
Written by Jeff Opperman | July 19th, 2011
The good news about this spring’s Mississippi River flooding? Floodplains kept it from being much worse. But just using floodplains as safety valves is so 1928, says Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman.
Written by Jeff Opperman | April 29th, 2011
A controversial decision to blow up a levee on the Mississippi and cause an intentional flood pits one state against another. Our Jeff Opperman looks at the science behind the battle.