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"It was the current going backward. Then this wave stopped, and slowly the river went right again.
"Everywhere there was noise like thunder. The ground was shaking the trees down. The air was thick with something like smoke. There was much lightning.
"Everywhere there was noise like thunder.
Midwest flooding: What's at stake in plan to blast open Missouri levee
A judge on Friday gave the go-ahead to the US Army Corps of Engineers to blow an opening into a Missouri levee. Advocates say it's the best way to prevent worse flooding downriver, but residents could be affected.
Workers prepare holes that have been drilled the Birds Point levee in Missouri Wednesday. The Army Corps of Engineers is considering a plan to use explosives in a series of holes in the levee to relieve pressure from the rising Mississippi River.
As several rivers across Midwest and Great Plains are set to crest, a federal judge in Cape Girardeau, Mo., has given the US Army Corps of Engineers the green light to blast openings in a levee along the Mississippi River to ease the flood risk to cities and towns downstream.
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* Missouri's Black River levee fails. Where floodwaters could hit next.
* Would New Orleans levees hold for a second Katrina?
The approach highlights a tool that hydrologists and environmental groups have advocated for years to reduce long-term flood risks: removing levees at strategic locations to allow floodwaters to spread into a river's flood plain.
It's a strategy being adopted elsewhere, notably in the Netherlands. Its advocates say it not only relieves stress on the remaining levees by lowering flood heights upstream and downstream, but it could also reduce the amount of soil and nutrients spring floods flush into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers point to the nutrient runoff as the culprit behind a dead zone that builds each year off the Louisiana coast.
David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by Char-Lee
Ah "it's tributaries are starting to flow backwards" I searched and found nothing about the mississippi flowing backwards in our day. Thanks for the link
"Local uplifts of the ground and water waves moving upstream gave the illusion that the river was flowing" upstream.
Guess we may know the truth of things soon with a lot of cameras recording what happens this time!edit on 30-4-2011 by Char-Lee because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by kdog1982
reply to post by ElectricUniverse
Thank you.Wow,I did not know that.
Is there any indication of that now?
Originally posted by intelinside451
I get geomagnetic levels sent to my phone every time it reaches a high enough level to show the northern lights. Anything over 4kp is usually enough to see a faint green in the northern sky in northern Wisconsin. Anything around 6kp only happens every 4-6 months and you may be able to see them as far south as Chicago. At any given time, the KP number is around 1-3.
I just got an alert on my phone for a 6kp storm occurring now. The last time I had a 6kp alert on my phone, the Japan earthquake struck.
Now there is a lot of people out there who believe a high KP occurrence is directly related to many of the major earthquakes we have in the world. This will be very interesting to see if we have a major earthquake occurring sometime in the next 24 hours!