03 May '11, 5pm

Mississippi Levee Blast Is Successful, if Painful: As flood protection systems groan under the pressure of risin...

Mississippi Levee Blast Is Successful, if Painful By THE NEW YORK TIMES A.G. Sulzberger reports on a desperate effort to lower the level of the Mississippi River by blasting a protective levee. An update is here .

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/mississippi-lev...

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