Corps prepares for ‘an unprecedented amount of water’ headed down Mississippi River

Army Corps of Engineers officials in Louisiana aim to open a historic flood control structure above New Orleans on Tuesday for an unprecedented second time in one year.

“It’s an unprecedented amount of water that’s coming down,” David Ramirez, chief of water management for the Corps’ New Orleans District, told reporters Thursday.

The request for authorization from the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division comes as floods across the Midwest have caused billions of dollars in damage to homes, farms and businesses.
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4 Responses to Corps prepares for ‘an unprecedented amount of water’ headed down Mississippi River

  1. David Lawson says:

    Pity that it can’t be piped out here in the West!

  2. singlestack says:

    Here in Mississippi we have hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland flooded and crops are 2 months late getting in the ground. As bad as it is here we don’t have it nearly as bad as the midwest. Expect a big jump in food prices this summer.

  3. Skip says:

    They put out a warning today for the Kings River here in the valley.

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