Tag: mississippi river flood

When the Levees Broke: The Flood That Made Rock and Roll

Written by | July 21st, 2011

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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.

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?

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