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National, International Flood Coverage

May 5, 2011Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on National, International Flood Coverage

As the flood crest for the lower Mississippi continues to roll south, and predictions emerge that this year’s high water will be “a lot nastier” than the legendary 1927 flood, River Talk will post short pieces with links to some of the more thoughtful, informative, or extensive coverage.  Our analysis of these pieces will be short, trusting that our readers will read and discern for themselves what they’re most interested in.

Coverage in Irish Weather Online includes good video capturing individuals’ reactions to the flood and satellite imagery of the Birds Point/New Madrid Floodway before and after this week’s intentional levee breach.
An article in Reuters.com focuses on the expected impact in Memphis, the next large city in the flood’s path.
The potential impact of the flood on the Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone.” is part of recent coverage by the Wall Street Journal online edition.  Of particular concern is the water that spilled across 130,000 acres of farmland after the Birds Point/New Madrid Floodway was activated earlier this week.

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