Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Tree-huggers flood the country folks land

“It shouldn’t have been this way,” he said while piling sandbags in front of his neighbor’s house. “For most of the spring there were sandbars over the whole damn river.” Great Plains Examiner

"The environmental movement gained strength and the (US Army Corps of Engineers)....began to utilize the dam system to mimic the previous flow cycles of the original river, holding back large amounts of water upstream during the winter and early spring in order to release them rapidly as a "spring pulse." The water flows would then be restricted to facilitate a summer drawdown of stream levels. This new policy was highly disruptive to barge traffic and caused frequent localized flooding, but a multi-year drought masked the full impact of the dangerous risks the                                                                                     Corps was taking."    American Thinker

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