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Floods Continue to be Big News

June 27, 2011Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on Floods Continue to be Big News

I wrote last week about the flooding on the Missouri River, and some of the range of reactions that are emerging.

The less well-known Souris River is capturing headlines also, especially as it sets record levels in Minot. ABC News story  covers the unfolding emergency.

Particularly striking to me:  the mayor of Burlington, just upstream from Minot, acknowledges “We’re no longer able to save the city.”  The town of about 1,000 residents is expected to lose a third of its 320 homes.

Also check out the always-informative and well-written Highly Allochthonous blog; this particular entry written by Anne Jefferson (on Twitter @highlyanne).

Living sustainably with rivers is obviously an issue that affects communities of every size, across the world.  Although the Mississippi is our “home river” here at River Life, you’ll hear from us with stories, analysis, and resources drawn from examples from throughout the entire Mississippi River basin, across the United States and around the world.

Let us know what you find particularly interesting, and what you’d like to see more of.

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