Managing Mississippi and Ohio River Landscapes
By Kenneth R. Olson and Lois Wright Morton
240 full-color pages, 8.5" x 11" hardcover
Two powerful rivers, the Ohio and Mississippi, and their tributaries drain more than 41% of the interior continental United States.
Managing Mississippi and Ohio River Landscapes examines the complex and ever-changing Mississippi and Ohio Rivers' landscapes and their systems. Through a series of engaging case studies accompanied by illustrative maps and photographs, the book reviews the historical impacts of climate, economic and population growth, and efforts to manage the waterways with engineered structures. Topics include drainage of bottomlands for crop production and other land uses, flooding risks and responses, levee systems and breaches, river navigation, and river ecology. The book concludes with recommendations for future management of these major US waterways.