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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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1 Floating Islands to the Rescue 628
2 Farmers, environmentalists await seventh analysis of 60-year-old Mississippi levee plan 374
3 Turning Floodplains from Unproductive Farmland into Restored Wetlands 505
4 A MS river diversion helped build LA wetlands, geologists find 607
5 Louisiana "dead zone" scientist wins $500,000 MacArthur "Genius Grant" 421
6 Spillways Can Divert Sand from River to Rebuild Wetlands 678
7 USDA to spend $32 million on wetland restoration 798
8 NRCS Announces Water Quality and Wetlands Projects for MS River Basin 703
9 MS: Miss. River charts new course 695
10 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour in Mississippi Delta 754
11 10 Fundamental Questions about the Mississippi River Delta 924
12 The effects of 2011 OH & MS river valley flooding on Cairo, IL, area 1171
13 With Levees Rated 'Unacceptable,' Officials Along the MS Fight Back 767
14 MS River Delta Rest. Campaign voices strong support for 2012 Coastal... 750
15 Calhoun Point Project Highlights Importance of Wetlands (USA) 635
16 Rebuilding Wetlands by Managing the Muddy Mississippi 817
17 Free Trade and a Functioning Mississippi River Delta 615
18 Corps Opens National Levee Database for Public Access Oct. 27, 2011 628
19 Photos from Mississippi River flood 2011 1203
20 Mississippi River Flood Blog Posts 1599
21 Federal Agency Links 1131
22 Mississippi River Commission: 2011 MR&T Flood Report 1300
23 Organizations Working on Mississippi River & Wetlands Issues 838
24 Resources for States and Individuals After Floods 964
25 The Mississippi, No Longer Muddy, Still a Threat 590
26 Researchers Predict Record Gulf Of Mexico "Dead Zone" Due To Mississippi River Flooding 449
27 Major flooding on Mississippi River leads to Dead Zone 608
28 River flood builds land, but will it help locally? 602
29 In Deep with Mississippi Flood Control 601
30 Flooding threat along Mississippi River is a test of man vs. nature 601
31 How the Floods May Restore Louisiana's Wetlands 616
32 Monitoring Mississippi Delta flood from space 570
33 How Mississippi River floods could save Louisiana's sinking coasts 575
34 Mississippi River flood: Sacrificing Louisiana countryside to save cities 584
35 Mississippi River Named One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers 556
36 Mississippi River Floods Can Be Restrained with Natural Defenses (Including wetlands) 505
37 Wetlands Initiative’s Project: Reducing Flood Damage Study 564
38 After the Flood Fact Sheet 871
39 ASFPM Fact Sheets on Levees 926