How “levee wars” are making floods worse

Vox

Aug 6, 2018

Explained with a giant, scientific model. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Correction: At 4:27, we mistakenly wrote “Nijmegan” when it should be spelled “Nijmegen.” In our latest Vox+ProPublica collaboration, we dive into how a structure that’s designed to protect us from floods, may actually be making them worse. High levees come at a high cost, often pushing water into communities that can’t afford the same protection. To demonstrate, we built a giant, scientific model of a river with levees — complete with adorable tiny houses. Be sure to check out ProPublica’s feature story here for more on America’s flood control problem: https://www.propublica.org/article/le… with the science explained here: https://projects.propublica.org/graph… And sign up here for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to get their best reporting in your inbox as soon as it’s published: https://go.propublica.org/bigstorynew…

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