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Compromised, partial archive of Imagining Geographies & Civic Soul regional engagement initiatives (2012-2016) undertaken by dedicated students and residents.

LEVEES: Informative Resources

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A Civic Soul – Sharing Knowledge Production – General Resources

about Levee Issues in Region and Beyond 

 

On Climate, Risk, Flooding and Levees: “More on Tornadoes, Floods, Climate and Risk”. Article provides overview of climate-related risks. Pay special attention to Professor Nicholas Pinter’s comments toward end of article.

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/more-on-tornadoes-floods-climate-and-risk

What is a Levee?     

http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/levee.html

Evolution of the Levee System along the Lower Mississippi.  C.A. Rogers.

http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/levees/Evolution%20of%20the%20Levee%20System%20Along%20the%20Mississippi.pdf

Living by a Levee (brochure):

http://www.water.ca.gov/floodmgmt/docs/brochure_livingbylevee.pdf

Why the Concerns with Levees, They’re Safe Right?   Bryan Martindale, Hoelscher Engineering and Paul Osman, IDNR Office of Water Resources.

http://www.illinoisfloods.org/documents/IAFSM_Levee%20Article.pdf

Flood Plain Management in Illinois – Quick Guide. Illinois Dept Natural Resources (2001) brochure

http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/WaterResources/Documents/Resman_ILFPMQuickGuide.pdf

Drainage – A Essential Utility (2005), Illinois Association of Drainage Districts (brochure)

http://iadd.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2005iaddbrochure.pdf

Living with Levees – It’s a shared responsibility

https://www.fema.gov/living-levees-information-homeowners-renters-business-owners-and-general-public

Corp of Engineers Study

Declaration of Intent (2008):

http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Portals/54/docs/PM/GI_FS/Degognia_Fountain%20Bluff%20 and%20Grand%20Tower_FS.pdf

USCOE details on Grand Tower – Golgotha levees

http://nld.usace.army.mil/egis/f?p=471:69:0::NO::FOR

Guide to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 & 2014

The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 is a law passed by Congress and signed by the President in 2012 that extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, while requiring significant program reform.

2012 Law – National Flood Insurance Program    [Biggert-Waters Act]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Flood_Insurance_Program

2014 Reform of NFIP – Wiki Article –  Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeowner_Flood_Insurance_Affordability_Act_of_2014_%28S._1926%29

Pinter, N. (2013). The New Flood Insurance Disaster.  New York Times   [Retrieved: January 23, 2015]

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/opinion/the-new-flood-insurance-disaster.html

FEMA Collection of Documents

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/resources-documents/collections/341

Two articles that led to Shawnee High School activism:

Disaster Looming (August 2010).

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/disaster-looming/article_89ac8ba2-97a5-11df-a577-001cc4c002e0.html 

Southern Editorial – 2010

http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/editorial/without-better-funding-levees-are-ticking-time-bombs/article_9ec762d2-9ceb-11df-84eb-001cc4c03286.html

ON Shawnee High School students’ activism:

Shawnee High School students write about levee problem

http://mcma.siu.edu/_common/documents/ig-documents/Sharing_Knowledge_issue%203.pdf

Model of Citizen Activism – on Shawnee High School activism on the levees. Page 12

https://imagininggeographies.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/water-final-nov-2013.pdf

Recent articles:  The Southern – – Feb 15, 2015 

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/grand-tower-living-in-the-shadow

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