Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927: TRICENTENNIAL MOMENTS:
The Great American Flood Disaster (1927)
1927 Mississippi River Flood Newsreel Pt 1
Mississippi River Flood 1927
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States, with 27,000 square miles (70,000 km2) inundated up to a depth of 30 feet (9 m). To try to prevent future floods, the federal government built the world's longest system of levees and floodways.
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