Trying to tame a river

See how the Army Corps of Engineers took drastic action to contain flooding along the Mississippi River:

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SOURCES: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Weather Service, NOAA, NiagaraParks.com.
GRAPHIC: Sohail Al-Jamea, Wilson Andrews, Bonnie Berkowitz, Gene Thorp and Karen Yourish - The Washington Post. Published May 17, 2011.