The Mississippi River and Tributaries Project

Jim Addison, US Army Corps of Engineers

This website, provided by the US Army Corps of Engineers, describes the Mississippi River Basin and the engineering history on the river and in the basin. Specific topics include a description of the flood project, main stem levees, floodways, channel improvement and stabilization, tributary improvements, old river control and navigation. The site also includes a map showing the location of levees along the Mississippi River.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning:Large-Scale Development
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Special Interest: Hazards
Earth System Topics: Hydrology:Surface Water, Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Human Dimensions
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water