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The extensive system of levees along the Mississippi River has done much to prevent devastating floods in riverside communities.
KENNEBUNK, Maine, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rivers are an integral part of communities throughout the country, providing jobs, recreation and natural beauty.
Diverting sediment-rich water from the Mississippi River below New Orleans could generate new land in the river's delta in the next century.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.