Levee

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This levee is a result of nature and man working together to prevent flooding. In this location the Mississippi River and highway 79 run parallel to one another which creates many opportunities for flooding of these roadway. Over years and years of the Mississippi flooding into the neighboring land and then receding back into is normal flow there is a build up of sediment along the edges of the river. This creates a natural levee to prevent future flooding of this river. In addition, men and women have come in and created a steeper levee and aligned the edges with large rocks in order to prevent erosion of the river bead and keep the river contained for a longer period of time. This provides safety for nearby roads, railways, and public recreation area.

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