Cotton Ginners Help Keep Mississippi River Strong but Louisiana Levees Need Work

By Patrick R. Shepard, Delta Farm Press

“However, almost 90 years later, that system is still not complete,” James says. “We have levees on the southern end of the system, particularly in Louisiana, that have not yet been raised to the designed grade. We’ll continue working on that, but we can’t get enough funding for the capital expenditures we need to make.”