Tag: Levees

Structures, Strategies for Dealing With Floods

“Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head,” B.J. Thomas famously sang in the hit song from the 1969 classic film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The song, written by Burt Bacharach and Hall David, may have aimed to evoke fond memories of romantic strolls during gentle April showers. But when rain (or any other form… Read More »

Mississippi River Flooding Raises Questions About Feasibility of Encroaching on Rivers

Mississippi River flooding that started in December has caused over 20 deaths, forced hundreds of evacuations, and left a path of destruction in Illinois and Missouri. As Illinois and Missouri were cleaning up the mess, the surging waters headed south to Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. This week all eyes are on New Orleans to see how… Read More »