Mississippi River Commission


Rescuing farmland after a flood @physorg_com

We followed this flood event as keenly as anyone else with a stake in it, watching the two largest river systems, the MS & MO, unload¬† on the Upper MS River in 2011.¬† I found it amazing how those levees were designed to be blown or overtopped should just such a scenario arise. What forethought…


Mississippi River Commission meets with residents in Cape Girardeau

Corps officials discussed how vital the Mississippi River is to this country. The flood of 2011 affected 21,000 people, caused damage valued at $2.8 billion and 1.5 million residential and commercial structures are projected to have been impacted had the Mississippi River and Tributaries System not been in place. The Corps says devastation was close,…