Louisiana Breaks Levees to Recreate Wetlands and Naturally Control Flooding

Louisiana Breaks Levees to Recreate Wetlands and Naturally Control Flooding

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levee-busting-conservationists.jpgExperts are calling it the biggest levee-busting operation ever in North America, the muddy Ouachita River is being returned to its ancient floodplain.

The work will help prevent flooding naturally while re-creating wetlands rich in wildlife.

The work could serve as an example for other leveed areas in the Southeast and across the US.

(Read more from the New York Times)

NOTE: The photo in the Times article says it all with its caption…

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