Monday, April 15, 2019

Missouri Politics Can't Tame Big Muddy

EXCEPTIONAL column on the topic of upcoming flooding threatening to devastate towns across the Show-Me State and the political solutions that never seem to work. Read more:

Messenger: The Missouri River is a 'mad elephant' that won't be tamed by 'bigger and better' levees

Every time Missouri River flood season gets serious, I take out "the box." The sagging and slightly torn sides of the two-foot-long brown, cardboard container hold historic research that author and journalist Bill Lambrecht gathered in his many years writing about the eight-state river basin and its constant political battles over flooding, levees, navigation, agriculture, recreation and the environment.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Newsflash, levees push the problem further downstream flooding communities that don't have them or can't afford them.

Anonymous said...

^^^OK. So?

Tom Sawyer said...

High levees around casinos worsen flooding for those above and below.
How many millions have taxpayers paid to protect casinos?

Anonymous said...

^^I don't know. Do the research and don't get back to us. This is boring as fuck.

Anonymous said...

More "turbidity".

Anonymous said...

i've been to clarksville, beautiful little town, very close to the river and very small 'levees' if those were actually levees.