[Map prepared by the US Coast and Geodetic Survey (the fore-runner of today's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) in 1927, after the Great Mississippi Flood of that year. The map shows "flooded areas and the field of operations". The great devastation produced by the 1927 flood -- it flooded an area approximately equal to the entire area of New England, displacing nearly a million people -- prompted Congress to pass the 1928 Flood Control Act, which authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to survey, prepare flood control plans for, and erect bigger, stronger, more complex flood control infrastructures along the courses of the Mississippi, its tributaries, and the Sacramento River. View the full-size map here.]
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- faslanyc: Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I think she is right on- the who and the what for? are essential...
- atenbrink: Very nicely presented Rob.
- rholmes: Thanks, Nam.
- namhenderson: Love this! Infrastructural design as political landscape….
- namhenderson: For more check out WiredScience http://www.wired.com/wiredscie nce/2012/07/western-fire-tr...
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- matei denes: Pretty sure you have seen these: http://projects.nytimes.com/ce nsus/2010/map But wanted to bring them...
- rholmes: The mapping bears this out for the Canadian cities studied, as well — note the large swathes of blue,...
- Wanderer: I can’t speak for Canada, but in the United States there are numerous suburban...
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