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Tour the ProjectsA Tale of Two Rivers


Flood!

Flood!

In the spring of 1927, unprecedented rains caused a great flood. A virtual tidal wave surged east and south across the Mississippi Delta, its volume double that of Niagara Falls at flood stage. Forcing 200,000 people to flee their homes, the river rolled over a stretch of land 50 miles wide. The levees broke in 120 places, and the Mississippi stretched 100 miles at its widest point.

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Great Projects: The Building of America



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