Tag: levee

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?

Rising Floodwaters Compel Hard Decisions

Written by | April 29th, 2011

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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.

Adapting to Climate Change? Try Adapting to Water Change

Written by | December 17th, 2009

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Climate change is changing water in big and potentially dangerous ways, says Conservancy water expert Jeff Opperman — and we need to start adapting now.

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