Kevin Shanley

The High Costs of Straight-jacketing a River

The Mississippi floodplain after the floods, May 4, 2011.  While the Mississippi River was flooding this spring and as the news coverage heated up, I tried to match the satellite before-and-after images to all the hyperbole I saw on TV.  It quickly became clear to me that there is a mismatch in what people are experiencing as individuals and what…