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View from the blog-o-sphereHarnessing the Power of the Mississippi for Restoration

By Kristin Tracz – Walton Family Foundation– March 1, 2016 – Video
For many communities along the Mississippi River, 2016 started off chaotically as torrential downpours in Illinois and Missouri led to record-setting floods. Farther south, in Louisiana, state officials opened the Bonnet Carré spillway for the first time since 2011 to reduce pressure on the levees that protect New Orleans and other communities from flooding. While this move to divert floodwaters kept the levees intact, it also shines a light on Louisiana’s ongoing land loss crisis and how the river can be used to solve it. For full story and to view video, click here.

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