Re-engineering the Mississippi’s flood defences

New Scientist: The levees and spillways have held back most of this year's floods "“ but how should they be adapted for an eroding coastline and a changing climate? IT IS being called a spectacular success - but also a lost opportunity. With floodwaters rising to record levels along the Lower Mississippi river, the system of levees and spillways that protect the low-lying cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans faced an unprecedented test. In terms of protecting human life and preventing catastrophic property......

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