Tag: Mississippi floodplain

Mississippi River Flooding: Can We Move Past 1928?

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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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.

The Mississippi River Flood: A Louisiana Scientist’s View

Written by | May 19th, 2011

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The high waters of the Mississippi are coming to Louisiana — but can we stop these floods from happening in the future? Bryan Piazza, father, husband and Nature Conservancy ecologist in Louisiana, says using natural systems smartly can help.

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