What We Do
The Mississippi River and Tributaries project was authorized by the 1928 Flood Control Act. In the wake of the 1927 flood, it was deemed necessary to put into place a comprehensive, unified system of public works within the lower Mississippi Valley that would provide unprecedented protection from floods and an equally efficient navigation channel. The MR&T project has four major features: •Levees/floodwalls •Floodways •Channel improvement and stabilization •Tributary basin improvements These features work together to provide flood protection and navigation, and foster environmental protection and enhancement.

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