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 662
Farmers, environmentalists await seventh analysis of 60-year-old Mississippi levee plan 399
Turning Floodplains from Unproductive Farmland into Restored Wetlands 531
A MS river diversion helped build LA wetlands, geologists find 635
Louisiana "dead zone" scientist wins $500,000 MacArthur "Genius Grant" 441
Spillways Can Divert Sand from River to Rebuild Wetlands 705
USDA to spend $32 million on wetland restoration 809
NRCS Announces Water Quality and Wetlands Projects for MS River Basin 730
MS: Miss. River charts new course 704
CTIC Conservation in Action Tour in Mississippi Delta 776
10 Fundamental Questions about the Mississippi River Delta 945
The effects of 2011 OH & MS river valley flooding on Cairo, IL, area 1202
With Levees Rated 'Unacceptable,' Officials Along the MS Fight Back 786
MS River Delta Rest. Campaign voices strong support for 2012 Coastal... 785
Calhoun Point Project Highlights Importance of Wetlands (USA) 671
Rebuilding Wetlands by Managing the Muddy Mississippi 849
Free Trade and a Functioning Mississippi River Delta 154
Photos from Mississippi River flood 2011 1225
Mississippi River Flood Blog Posts 1696
Federal Agency Links 1178
Mississippi River Commission: 2011 MR&T Flood Report 1329
Organizations Working on Mississippi River & Wetlands Issues 886
Resources for States and Individuals After Floods 997
The Mississippi, No Longer Muddy, Still a Threat 340
Researchers Predict Record Gulf Of Mexico "Dead Zone" Due To Mississippi River Flooding 476
Major flooding on Mississippi River leads to Dead Zone 381
River flood builds land, but will it help locally? 245
In Deep with Mississippi Flood Control 76
Flooding threat along Mississippi River is a test of man vs. nature 549
How the Floods May Restore Louisiana's Wetlands 589
Monitoring Mississippi Delta flood from space 545
How Mississippi River floods could save Louisiana's sinking coasts 637
Mississippi River flood: Sacrificing Louisiana countryside to save cities 631
Mississippi River Named One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers 582
Mississippi River Floods Can Be Restrained with Natural Defenses (Including wetlands) 551
Wetlands Initiative’s Project: Reducing Flood Damage Study 598
After the Flood Fact Sheet 916
ASFPM Fact Sheets on Levees 960