Local interests may undermine functioning of Mississippi River flood bypasses

The operation of major federal flood control facilities in the Mississippi River system is compromised by local land-use decisions, which have allowed extensive development within designated flood bypasses, and by local interests who oppose inundation of their lands within these bypasses when needed to manage floods.

See our paper: ‘National-local land-use conflicts in floodways of the Mississippi River system’ by GM Kondolf and P Lopez-Llompart