Navigation Links
Restoration and recommendations for flood-damaged bottomlands
Date:3/20/2013

ption might be the State of Missouri purchasing limited acreage of land adjacent to Big Oak Tree State at the southern end of the floodway. These low lying agricultural lands, which were severely damaged in the 1927, 1937 and 2011 floods, are likely to be severely damaged in future catastrophic floods and floodway use. Any levee realignment or the purchase of land for expanded wetlands and park lands should be assessed with input from farmers, land owners, local leaders and state and federal agencies.

Olson acknowledged that returning the entire floodway to its original status as a floodplain, which is not being proposed, would not be socially desirable or politically feasible or acceptable. But, Olson said, redesign of the floodway or a land use change for a limited area of low lying bottomland in the floodway could reduce taxpayer and private costs associated with more frequent future flooding events and provide more bottomland storage during major flooding events and lessen the need to reopen the floodway. The current levee, floodwall and floodway approach to managing catastrophic flooding near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers has worked well for almost 85 years.

However, this system requires massive tax payer funding and may not be sustainable if the frequency of catastrophic flooding were to increase as a result of climate change and greater frequency of weather extremes.

"Restoration of 2011 Flood Damaged Birds Point - New Madrid Floodway" and "Birds Point - New Madrid Floodway: Redesign, Reconstruction and Restoration" were published in 2013 issues of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. Lois Wright Morton co-authored the papers with Kenneth Olson.

Olson is a researcher in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences in the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.


'/>"/>

Contact: Debra Levey Larson
dlarson@illinois.edu
217-244-2880
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. New report evaluates progress of Everglades Restoration Plan
2. Native plant restoration not enough to maintain tropical dry forests in Hawaii
3. Novel plastic-and-papyrus restoration project
4. Geologist calls for advances in restoration sedimentology
5. Climate change increases stress, need for restoration on grazed public lands
6. Mapping effort charts restoration tack for Great Lakes
7. Environmental threat map highlights Great Lakes restoration challenges
8. Wayne State vision restoration technology receives Notice of Allowance for US patent app
9. Radiologists study necessity of additional imaging recommendations in PET/CT oncologic reports
10. New protocol recommendations for measuring soil organic carbon sequestration
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Restoration and recommendations for flood-damaged bottomlands
(Date:4/16/2014)... improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in ... parietal cortices. New research from UC Davis is ... crucial time. Eventually, that could give insights into ... and during adolescence and affect memory, such as ... middle of the brain, the hippocampus plays a ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... of Dr. Martin Prechtl, Leo Heim and their colleagues ... discovered a new method of generating hydrogen using water ... of particular interest when it comes to fuel cell ... mild hydrogen production using water and formaldehyde", have recently ... , Among other applications, the new approach can be ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Tucked away in Hartford, Connecticut, a Puerto Rican community ... cuisine that is so authentic it has caught the ... and Gregory J. Anderson (University of Connecticut) took a ... Rican markets of Hartford and uncovered evidence that gives ... been using for years: home is in the kitchen. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):How kids' brain structures grow as memory develops 2The human food connection: A new study reveals more about our relationship to food 2The human food connection: A new study reveals more about our relationship to food 3
... 28, 2008 Presenting new research about national, home ... by a University of Houston professor and his colleagues ... when it comes to surveillance. Two ... the fifth annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ...
... WCS report reveals surprisingly large populations of two ... Cambodia. The report counted 42,000 black-shanked douc langurs ... Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area, an estimate that represents ... the world. WCS scientists conducted the surveys with ...
... Following last summer,s record minimum ice cover in the Arctic, ... of polar sea-ice may again shrink to a level very ... mid-August depict that a new record of low sea-ice coverage ... above is a series of mosaics of the Arctic Ocean ...
Cached Biology News:National security remedies among topics at surveillance confab 2National security remedies among topics at surveillance confab 3Unexpected large monkey population discovered 2Arctic ice on the verge of another all-time low 2Arctic ice on the verge of another all-time low 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Microcompetition with Foreign DNA ... disease. One of these latent viruses is the Epstein ... rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic ... by the theory, a study found that RA patients ... (1). , What is Microcompetition? , Dr. Hanan ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... of high throughput research solutions, today announced that ... companies, has received delivery of Freeslate’s CM ... form screening. , Lupin, headquartered in Mumbai, ... quality, affordable generic and branded formulations and Active ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Date: Friday, ... p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, ... Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to ... quality of life for those affected worldwide, will host ... Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. , Each ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider ... major scientific, regulatory, business, and media events in ... , today announced its former associate Virginia Cox , ... office. Virginia Cox re-joins ... Commissioner for the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 2Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 3Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2
... Chicago during an eight-day multi-state, multi-agency federal outreach ... , SWIFT V Tour brings together program ... seminar participants on their agency's Small Business Innovation ... programs and to discuss research topics. Entrepreneurs, scientists, ...
... from her series of entrepreneurial profiles, this week Teresa reviews ... which was published by O'Reilly Press in 2004. , ... a good thing. , ,The first essay in Hackers ... his junior high school cafeteria, mapping out lunch tables according ...
... Tuesday that it plans to implement extranet software from ... concerning human subjects. Expected to launch by first quarter of ... fully enhance the institution's Institutional Review Board. , ,This choice ... the Medical College of Wisconsin has nearly 800 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Federal grant seminar coming to Chicago as part of SWIFT V Tour 2Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age 2Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age 3Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age 4Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age 5Medical College of Wisconsin to automate its processes for human subject testing 2
HiTrap NHS-activated HP, 1 x 5 ml. Category: Chromatography Systems & Accessories, Systems....
Mouse Axl MAb (Clone 175128)...
Mouse GDF-8 Propeptide Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab...
... S.J. Allen (1995) This book ... authorities on current issues relating to the ... major advances have been made recently which ... Topics include molecular neuropathology through clinical and ...
Biology Products: