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Holding Back the River

Tyler J. Kelley examines the delicate dance of commerce and nature on America’s waterways—and presents some creative solutions to maintain the equilibrium.

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The mighty Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio rivers are part of a vital transportation network in America’s heartland, yet they are precariously held in place by a series of locks, dams, dikes and levees. Even minor floods have proved catastrophic, and the issue continues to worsen due to an aging infrastructure coupled with the effects of…

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