Mississippi River Flood 2011

Mississippi Flood


Since the events of the Mississippi River floods of 2011, ASWM has kept a finger on the pulse of important media coverage, valuable information, reports --especially as related to wetlands and floodplains management, and interesting blog posts. This page is updated regularly. The information is sorted below into groups to aid in finding information about the flooding events and subsequent coverage.

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Floating Islands to the Rescue 607
Farmers, environmentalists await seventh analysis of 60-year-old Mississippi levee plan 353
Turning Floodplains from Unproductive Farmland into Restored Wetlands 482
A MS river diversion helped build LA wetlands, geologists find 589
Louisiana "dead zone" scientist wins $500,000 MacArthur "Genius Grant" 398
Spillways Can Divert Sand from River to Rebuild Wetlands 658
USDA to spend $32 million on wetland restoration 755
NRCS Announces Water Quality and Wetlands Projects for MS River Basin 677
MS: Miss. River charts new course 662
CTIC Conservation in Action Tour in Mississippi Delta 731
10 Fundamental Questions about the Mississippi River Delta 894
The effects of 2011 OH & MS river valley flooding on Cairo, IL, area 1135
With Levees Rated 'Unacceptable,' Officials Along the MS Fight Back 739
MS River Delta Rest. Campaign voices strong support for 2012 Coastal... 733
Calhoun Point Project Highlights Importance of Wetlands (USA) 607
Rebuilding Wetlands by Managing the Muddy Mississippi 794
Free Trade and a Functioning Mississippi River Delta 113
Photos from Mississippi River flood 2011 1173
Mississippi River Flood Blog Posts 1555
Federal Agency Links 1108
Mississippi River Commission: 2011 MR&T Flood Report 1265
Organizations Working on Mississippi River & Wetlands Issues 820
Resources for States and Individuals After Floods 942
The Mississippi, No Longer Muddy, Still a Threat 305
Researchers Predict Record Gulf Of Mexico "Dead Zone" Due To Mississippi River Flooding 433
Major flooding on Mississippi River leads to Dead Zone 343
River flood builds land, but will it help locally? 206
In Deep with Mississippi Flood Control 35
Flooding threat along Mississippi River is a test of man vs. nature 518
How the Floods May Restore Louisiana's Wetlands 549
Monitoring Mississippi Delta flood from space 500
How Mississippi River floods could save Louisiana's sinking coasts 596
Mississippi River flood: Sacrificing Louisiana countryside to save cities 558
Mississippi River Named One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers 538
Mississippi River Floods Can Be Restrained with Natural Defenses (Including wetlands) 481
Wetlands Initiative’s Project: Reducing Flood Damage Study 545
After the Flood Fact Sheet 852
ASFPM Fact Sheets on Levees 902