Making the Mississippi Over Again: The Development of River Control in Mississippi

Greg O'Brien, Mississippi Historical Society

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This website is part of the Mississippi History Now web newspaper. The feature story discusses engineering of river control in the Mississippi. Topics discussed in the story include the need for river control, efforts to control the river, the 1927 flood and impacts on the environment. The story includes suggested readings and a lesson plan associated with the story.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning:Large-Scale Development, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes
Resource Type: Activities, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Special Interest: Hazards
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science