Managing the Mighty Mississippi What is Managed Realignment? - Environmental 3 months ago   15:20

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A video showing the history, engineering and services of the US Army Corps of Engineers Mat Sinking Unit.

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VolatileTemper93
Good video. Though taming the river has it's own consequences. Mainly downstream in Louisiana. It chokes off some large sections of marshlands. Which act as a natural flood control . But as with anything in life its give and take.
tim mayer
Excellent video
thomas gordin
yeah concrete boots martin aka nathan hot dog
~pSY~
Very very interesting. I work in river maintenance & flood defense in the UK and we have nothing like on this scale.
Judith Rhice
The Mississippi River has a mind of its own. This river was used to bring slaves to America and it is believed that man will never be able to control it. It is believed that the leeves were bombed doing Katrina by the military. Many believe that by the river being bombed to destroy the black community, the river is finally retaliating against America. I am not saying I believe this but this is what many believe.
Swinde
Several years ago it was said that the River was trying to divert west in Louisiana  and bypass New Orleans, at the time they weren't sure if it could be stopped.  Are there any updates on this issue?
StevieinSF
Great video – Does the Army Corps have a revetment plan for the Sacramento River and its tributaries?
Roger Richards
lmao. u cant manage the great Mississippi. she does what she wants to.
Kulsoom Murtaza
interesting
Jerry Eastman
cool video! very informative and easy to understand!
Jeffrey Bull
COOL Gives me hope.
Nathan Jones
Good to see how sand and gravel operations contribute to this project.  They hardly let us out of the pit to visit customers.
gumboforever
Sediment Diversion's fundamental flaw-
Articulated Concrete Revetment
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What is Managed Realignment? - Environmental Managing the Mighty Mississippi 3 months ago   03:44

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