Tag Archive: west sacramento

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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May 16 2011

A Few Good Reads (5/16/11)

This week: Flooding on the Mississippi, Sandbar study in Nebraska, U.S. engineers not getting any respect, building up the levees in West Sacramento, and some myths about gas prices. Mississippi River Flooding (The Big Picture) Pressure on levees led the Army Corps of Engineers to blow up a section below Cairo, Ill, inundating 130,000 acres …

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