Destroying Levees in a State Usually Clamoring for Them

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Le plus grand projet de destruction de digues en Amérique du Nord

Les rives du fleuve Bayou en Louisiane après le passage de l’ouragan Gustav en 2008 © AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON

In the 1960s, a group of businessmen bought 16,000 acres of swampy bottomland along the Ouachita River in northern Louisiana and built miles of levee around it. They bulldozed its oak and cypress trees and, when the land dried out, turned it into a soybean farm.

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