Monday, August 22, 2016

Louisiana 1927 (Randy Newman)

Louisiana has had its share of floods. There is the 1927 flood commemorated by Randy Newman in his song recorded in 1974.  That flood came when the river flooded and levees broke. There has been flooding from hurricanes hitting the coast, and today there is flooding from heavy rains in what is being called "the 500 year flood."

There is yet another "washing away" of Louisiana due to a system of dams that prevent the Mississippi River from depositing silt to build up the delta and exacerbated by other man-made activity, as in the oil and gas industry, that is literally putting the land under water.


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