Levees and the illusion of flood control

ValleyPark-levee-Meramec River

A levee protecting the town of Valley Park, Missouri from 2008 flooding of the Meramec River, a tributary of the Mississippi. (photo by the City of Valley Park)

A levee protecting the town of Valley Park, Missouri from 2008 flooding of the Meramec River, a tributary of the Mississippi. (photo by the City of Valley Park)

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