Tag: 1927 Mississippi River flood

Teamwork Necessary to Manage the Floods of the Future

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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Thousands of lives and billions of dollars in infrastructure were spared during this year’s record floods along the Mississippi. But are we prepared for the more severe floods of the future?

Floods of Insight: Learning From the 1927 and 2011 Mississippi River Floods

Written by | May 25th, 2011

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Record water levels forced tough decisions along the Mississippi this month. What did we learn in 1927 to help make those decisions? And what can we learn from these floods?

A River of Song: Channeling My Top 10 Tunes

Written by | February 3rd, 2010

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Rivers have generated more songs than any other habitat. In honor of World Water Day on March 22, Jeff Opperman offers his top 10 favorite river songs—what are your favorites?

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