HydroTech: The Mississippi
The Mississippi River is America's economic lifeline and, without constant care, it could quickly swell into a deadly destructive force. The United States Army Corps of Engineers is charged with keeping the Mississippi in check. From Minnesota to New Orleans, the Corps dredges, maintains navigational locks, and lines the banks of the river. They do this in order to keep the economy of North America, and the world, on course, ensuring safe passage and steady transport on one of the world's most famous waterways.
Battling the Mighty Mississippi River
Battling forces of nature to control the Mississippi River has been a never-ending job for the US Army Corps of Engineers since the flood of 1927.