Tag Archive: setback levee

Oct 29 2012

A Few Good Reads (10/29/12): Deadly Floods in South Africa and Nigeria

This week: Displacement of thousands due to flooding in Nigeria, rebuilding Louisiana wetlands, the death toll rising after more flooding in South Africa, progress on the West Sacramento setback levee, and tips for more effective slideshow presentations. Mississippi River Diversion Helped Build Louisiana Wetlands, Geologists Find (Science Daily) The extensive system of levees along the …

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Dec 23 2011

Video: How Levees Fail and Fixing Them

This week we have another video from the Sacramento District of the Army Corps of Engineers. In this video, they briefly discuss how levees fail and then how they have approached fixing levees in the Central Valley.   One thing not mentioned in the video is the use of setback levees. A setback levee is …

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