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Mississippi River flood: Sacrificing Louisiana countryside to save cities
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 00:00

By Jason Samenow – Wall Street Journal (blog) – May 16, 2011

In an effort to protect Baton Rouge and New Orleans from the historic flood waters upstream, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Morganza Floodway Saturday, diverting vast quantities of water from the Mississippi River to the Atchafalaya River, flooding acres upon acres of the Louisiana countryside. For full article, click here.