Levees

Five Birds that Benefit from Living Shorelines

Living shorelines encompass a range of shoreline stabilization techniques along estuarine coasts, bays, sheltered coastlines, and tributaries.

By Marisa Escudero, Water Resources Manager, NWF Think of your last visit to the shore. Can you remember the smell of the ocean, the breeze in the air? What’s missing? The birds. It’s hard to imagine these serene paradises without wildlife, especially the harmonious calls from our feathered friends. However, man-made erosion structures built to protect shorelines, such as seawalls and bulkheads, t ...[Read More]

Help Save Superman’s Home!

Help Save Superman’s Home!

By Marisa Escudero, Water Resources Manager, National Wildlife Federation The New Madrid Levee Project is a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a new 60 foot high, quarter mile long levee and two huge pumping plants along the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. This project will destroy this rare river-floodplain connection, threaten the safety of low-income river communitie ...[Read More]

Comprehensive Flood Risk Management for the Upper Mississippi?

Comprehensive Flood Risk Management for the Upper Mississippi?

By Olivia Dorothy, American Rivers In August, the Mississippi River Commission will be conducting their low water inspection on the Upper Mississippi River and on August 11 will be holding an invitation-only roundtable to discuss flood risk management on the Upper Mississippi River. Anyone who works on the Upper Mississippi River might ask, “Wait, didn’t we do a comprehensive flood risk management ...[Read More]