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A Design To Stop Louisiana From Drowning By Adding Faucets To The Mississippi | Fast Company

Louisiana is drowning: Over the last eight decades, more than 2,000 square miles of land have disappeared underwater. When engineers sealed off the Mississippi River with levees to prevent flooding in the 1930s, they also cut off the river's natural process of building land.

Before the river was "channelized"—locked into an artificial path—it curved through the Delta dumping piles of sediment that slowly built up the ground and helped protect cities like New Orleans from storms. Now a new design, called Delta for All, proposes bringing that process back.

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