Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
pattyClink BS: Flooding along the Mississippi Basin (40) RE: BS: Flooding along the Mississippi Basin 16 May 11

A lot of this land is wooded bottomland and swamp. It is part of Cajun country, it is where the Acadian people took refuge generations ago when they got kicked out of Canada, because nobody bothered them there in the Atchafalaya basin. It has been a place where you could subsist off the water and all its creatures, hunting, fishing, etc.

It is not a place where greedy developers have sold people lots.

A better question is, why do people have to live below sea level in New Orleans, and if they do, why are their levees not strong enough to withstand a 'project flood' and, if so, why do their rural neighbors have to take the fall for them when the Mississippi rises?

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.