Jeff Opperman is The Nature Conservancy's senior advisor for sustainable hydropower. He works to promote ecologically sustainable water management in river basins with hydropower infrastructure. Through this work, Jeff has provided strategic and scientific assistance to environmental flow assessments for several rivers in the United States and for the Yangtze River and the Patuca River (Honduras).
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. More
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