Tell the Corps to Stop Increasing Floods on the Mississippi River
The Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comments now on how its use of “river training structures” on the Middle Mississippi River hurts the environment and river communities. The Middle Mississippi River, a 190 mile stretch between the Missouri and Ohio River, is littered with structures that tame and deepen the river for navigation. Scientists have found that these “river training structures” can increase flood heights on the Mississippi River by 10 to 15 feet!
After 37 years of mismanagement, the Government Accountability Office finally recommended that the St. Louis Corps start protecting the environment and river communities. Even if you don’t live near St. Louis, tell the Corps that the Mississippi River’s health is import to America!
Tell the Corps it needs to stop building new river training structures and evaluate all of its activities on the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway. Take action today!
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