Tag Archive: mississipi

Sep 04 2012

A Few Good Reads (9/4/12): Photos of Hurricane Isaac

This week: Photos of Hurricane Isaac, Mississippi River flowing backwards, a year removed from Hurricane Irene, Shanghai unprepared for flooding, and Russian officials might be charged with negligence over flooding. Hurricane Isaac 2012 Floods Regions Around New Orleans (PHOTOS) (Huff Post Green) But in Plaquemines Parish, a sparsely populated area south of the city that …

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Aug 30 2012

Hurricane Isaac Hits the Louisiana & Mississippi Coast on the 7th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (Footage)


This week, on the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Isaac hit the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, essentially sitting over the area with the width of the storm nearly 500 miles. In New Orleans, the storm appears to have dumped 10 inches of rain, with 20 inches falling in other areas but the Corps’ newly …

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Oct 07 2011

Managing the Mississippi Video

The video for this week is a bit longer but it discusses some of the history and procedures of the river engineering of the Mississippi and the Corps of Engineers’ work to keep the channel where it currently is. It’s interesting in how they lay out the revetment and the number of people it takes …

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May 18 2011

A New Flood of Record on the Mississippi?

As of noon MST on Tuesday, the flow at Vicksburg, Mississippi is over 2.22 million cubic feet per second (cfs), meaning the 2011 Mississippi flooding is close to the 1927 flood, the highest on record at 2.28 million cfs. This past Saturday, May 15, the Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza spillway for only the …

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