Fiberoptic strain meters capable of measuring micron-scale subsidence reveal a Holocene sediment package on the Mississippi Delta that is mostly stable.
An existing levee database accounts for just one fifth of the country’s actual total levee count, limiting the study of how these embankments affect riparian ecosystem health in the United States.
Artificial levees in the Lower Mississippi River bypass floodplain processing and increase delivery of carbon to the ocean.
Changing climate and land use practices are bringing extended periods of high water to the lower Mississippi River. New management practices are needed to protect people, industry, and the land.
Accurately assessing flood hazards requires a better understanding of the feedbacks between natural and human influences on the characteristics of rivers.
New research finds that man-made river diversions have previously led to land losses.
A new forecast predicts widespread hypoxia after a wet Midwest spring.
High-resolution lidar topography reveals a long history of ancient earthquakes.
The Mississippi River and its delta and plume provide insights into research-informed approaches to managing river-dominated coastal zones.
Researchers use high-resolution simulations to reexamine the rainfall events that led to one of the most destructive floods in U.S. history.