Escalating Floods Putting Mississippi River’s Old River Control Structure at Risk

By Dr. Jeff Masters, wunderground.com

The Old River Control Structure (ORCS), the Army Corps of Engineers’ critical defense against the risk of the Mississippi River undergoing an economically catastrophic change in its course, is under increasing threat due to flood heights that have escalated in recent decades. The higher floods are from increasing sedimentation of the river’s channel.

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