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Technology Benchmark: Floods in the Midwest - More Failing Infrastructure!

May 31, 2011

For weeks now we are seeing the Mississippi flooded, dams being intentionally breached by the USACE and farms and towns completely flooded out. OK, so it rained, a lot. Do our news networks not understand that it is our failed infrastructure that cannot convey and manage the cresting water levels? Why are our civil engineers and other industry colleagues not screaming about this at the top of their lungs? I don't get it. Yes I understand that the rain was an act of God, so they say, but that is why we have dikes, levees, dams, spillways and such all monitored by the USACE. Holland has kept the entire Atlantic Ocean at bay for hundreds of years and we can't manage a river. Click here to read the rest of this post.