Managing the Mississippi Part 2: Sediment Going South

As the Mississippi River continues to rise and spillways are opened to relieve pressure on the levees, many coastal residents are realizing the raw power of the river and its ability to rejuvenate the delta it once formed. Far from a reality, but essential to sustaining the delta, plans to diver the river outsided the levee system are being considered. These measures will not only help to balance the local ecosystem but will begin rebuilding parts of America;s largest expanse of wetlands.