The Army Corps of Engineers’ delay in activating a floodway – land designated to take on water – cost millions in damage to Cairo, Illinois.
This week, we team up with ProPublica to investigate how rising waters have set off a race to build the highest levee.
One Missouri town’s levee saga captures what’s wrong with America’s approach to controlling rivers.
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Nearly a year after record Midwestern floods caused $1.7 billion in damage, a secretive lobbying effort is underway to roll back flood regulations.
A new government model confirms Missouri residents suspicions: levees raised by neighbors have increased their flood risk.