By U.S. Government,U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Perhaps nowhere within the nation have the conflicting reasons of water improvement motivated extra stories, engineering responses, and public involvement than in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin—which comprises the most important river basin swamp in North the US. because the early 19th century, all degrees of presidency were concerned. The U. S. military Corps of Engineers' half within the basin's improvement contains delivering flood keep an eye on and protecting navigable channels. at the present time, the Atchafalaya Basin serves as an incredible floodway to exhibit Mississippi River water to the Gulf of Mexico. during this background, Dr. Reuss tells the advanced, yet interesting tale of the way neighborhood, nation, and federal businesses have tried to reconcile conflicting visions for the basin. In so doing, he illuminates the interplay of politics, expertise, and surroundings. notwithstanding targeting one sector of the rustic, this publication addresses many subject matters linked to the improvement of water assets during the United States.
Part I: Assuming accountability * bankruptcy 1 - Early Flood keep an eye on Efforts, Louisiana type * Early Settlers and River Transportation * Clearing the Streams: The Beginnings of nation relief * the 1st Federal Flood regulate Plan * the start of Federal information: The Swampland Acts * bankruptcy 2 - Interregnum: turning out to be Federal Involvement * The Humphreys-Abbot file * The Civil conflict and the Atchafalaya Basin * once again, the Levees * The Federal function raises * trade and Transportation within the Atchafalaya Basin * bankruptcy three - the opening query * The Mississippi River fee and the hole query * Navigation pursuits and the hole query * Floods and retailers * bankruptcy four - Apres Le Deluge: The Jadwin Plan * New treatments for previous difficulties * The certain Board * The Unwinding of the Jadwin Plan * half II: Defining accountability * bankruptcy five - The Politics of Engineering * The Critics and the Corps * Dredging * deepest estate and Public sturdy: Levee Rights-of-Way * inner most estate and Public strong: Flowage Easements * bankruptcy 6 - Louisiana and Mississippi: The conflict Over Floodways * The Markham Plan * The Overton Act * actual property difficulties * The 1938 and 1941 Flood regulate Acts * Morganza Floodway building * half III: The Burdens of accountability * bankruptcy 7 - The outdated River challenge * Nature Takes the Low street * looking solutions * getting ready the Plan * Authorization * development * Post-Construction difficulties * bankruptcy eight - permit the general public Be Heard: Reconciling a number of targets * The atmosphere * Coordination or war of words? * sport * turning out to be kingdom Involvement * bankruptcy nine - Environmental Activists and the Corps of Engineers * The nationwide natural world Federation-Corps of Engineers contract * Institutional preparations and targets * deadlock and Reorientation * bankruptcy 10 - protecting the Turf * The Environmental defense Agency's process * The Fish and flora and fauna provider Makes Its flow * Environmental concerns, outdated and New * bankruptcy eleven - Denouement? * actual property difficulties back * Political solution - and Irresolution * New Controversies and Steps towards Implementation * The doubtful destiny * Afterword: a feeling of position, a feeling of stability * Notes * Bibliography
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Designing the Bayous: The Control of Water in the Atchafalaya Basin - 1800-1995, Mississippi River Flood Control, Battle Over Floodways, Environmental Activists, Early Efforts, Louisiana Style by U.S. Government,U.S. Army Corps of Engineers