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 656
Farmers, environmentalists await seventh analysis of 60-year-old Mississippi levee plan 397
Turning Floodplains from Unproductive Farmland into Restored Wetlands 527
A MS river diversion helped build LA wetlands, geologists find 631
Louisiana "dead zone" scientist wins $500,000 MacArthur "Genius Grant" 438
Spillways Can Divert Sand from River to Rebuild Wetlands 703
USDA to spend $32 million on wetland restoration 807
NRCS Announces Water Quality and Wetlands Projects for MS River Basin 722
MS: Miss. River charts new course 703
CTIC Conservation in Action Tour in Mississippi Delta 772
10 Fundamental Questions about the Mississippi River Delta 941
The effects of 2011 OH & MS river valley flooding on Cairo, IL, area 1192
With Levees Rated 'Unacceptable,' Officials Along the MS Fight Back 782
MS River Delta Rest. Campaign voices strong support for 2012 Coastal... 783
Calhoun Point Project Highlights Importance of Wetlands (USA) 662
Rebuilding Wetlands by Managing the Muddy Mississippi 844
Free Trade and a Functioning Mississippi River Delta 152
Photos from Mississippi River flood 2011 1222
Mississippi River Flood Blog Posts 1687
Federal Agency Links 1170
Mississippi River Commission: 2011 MR&T Flood Report 1325
Organizations Working on Mississippi River & Wetlands Issues 880
Resources for States and Individuals After Floods 994
The Mississippi, No Longer Muddy, Still a Threat 339
Researchers Predict Record Gulf Of Mexico "Dead Zone" Due To Mississippi River Flooding 470
Major flooding on Mississippi River leads to Dead Zone 378
River flood builds land, but will it help locally? 244
In Deep with Mississippi Flood Control 74
Flooding threat along Mississippi River is a test of man vs. nature 548
How the Floods May Restore Louisiana's Wetlands 585
Monitoring Mississippi Delta flood from space 545
How Mississippi River floods could save Louisiana's sinking coasts 636
Mississippi River flood: Sacrificing Louisiana countryside to save cities 618
Mississippi River Named One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers 578
Mississippi River Floods Can Be Restrained with Natural Defenses (Including wetlands) 544
Wetlands Initiative’s Project: Reducing Flood Damage Study 589
After the Flood Fact Sheet 906
ASFPM Fact Sheets on Levees 955