Making room for the river: Mississippi River communities examine nature-based solutions

Solutions might make river communities look different in 100 years: greener, safer and more sustainable. But they’ll need resources to do it.

By Eva Tesfaye Harvest Public Media Brittney J. Miller The Gazette of Cedar Rapids and Halle Parker WWNO-New Orleans Public Radio The western border of Atchison County, Missouri, follows the twisting path of the Missouri River. Acres of corn and…

To stay or to go: Increased flooding forces choices along the Mississippi River

As increased rainfall strains aging infrastructure, residents along the Mississippi River ask the same question: Do we pack up and move out?

By Madeline Heim Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco WNIJ-Northern Public Radio And Keely Brewer Daily Memphian The Pecatonica River runs two blocks from Laurie Thomas’s mother’s stoop in Freeport, Ill. After a recent two-day deluge, floodwaters reached the basement’s ceiling.…

Two killed as Nashville is hit by flash flooding

(CNN) -- At least two people are dead after severe weather caused flash flooding in the Nashville, Tennessee, area Saturday evening into early Sunday morning, police said. There were reports of people clinging to trees and taking refuge in their…

Underground Railroad site suffers from nearby floodng

Nebraska's only site on the Underground Railroad has been threatened by mother nature and a drainage problem. The site located in Nebraska City has asked for help from city leaders, but is still waiting for a solution.