Rescuing farmland after flood

Rescuing farmland after flood

WHEN levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other structures.

University of Illinois soil scientist Ken Olson believes that an equivalent effort should be coordinated to assess soil damages, including how flooding has affected soil productivity and land used for agriculture.

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