The US Army Corps of Engineers on the Mississippi River (Images of America) (Paperback)

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The US Army Corps of Engineers on the Mississippi River (Images of America) By Damon Manders Cover Image


For hundreds of years, the Mississippi River has delivered incredible benefits, but near-annual flooding and poor navigation required continual improvements. Starting in 1824, the US Army Corps of Engineers worked to develop solutions to these problems. Since 1879, it has participated in the Mississippi River Commission, responsible for reengineering the river and its tributaries. These historical photographs capture 200 years of federal, state, and local engineers working together to implement engineering solutions spanning Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Their efforts included snag removal, dredging, bank grading, cutoffs, and revetment and construction of levees, dikes, controlled outlets, reservoirs, and freshwater diversions.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467108607
ISBN-10: 146710860X
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: August 29th, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America