How Overbuilt Levees Along the Upper Mississippi River Push Floods Onto Others
Levees are a fact of life along the Middle Mississippi River, north of St. Louis, but this article shows how complicated the levee network is. Levees that have been illegally raised force water onto other communities.
A few months ago, it was a typical day at work for me. I was tasked with producing a basic map graphic for an outreach brochure—nothing extraordinary. I sent off the completed graphic and moved on to another project. The next day, our local watershed partner replied to my email and asked me to “add the reservation communities of Little Rock and Ponemah to the map.”