The Federal Government and Flood Control in the Lower Mississippi Valley

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    This essay provides an overview of the development of flood control legislation regarding the Lower Mississippi Valley. It narrates how the burden of flood control in the region has passed from private landowners to local and state authorities and, after the disastrous flood of 1927, to the federal government. Despite enorinous investments in flood prevention, the safety of the Lower Mississippi Valley remains an issue.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAmerican studies in Scandinavia
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)138-148
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Fields of Science

    • 613 Arts
    • tulvat
    • Mississippi
    • 616 Other humanities
    • 520 Other social sciences
    • 615 History and Archaeology
    • 612 Languages and Literature

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