Yeah, mama, you got to move when the levee breaks!
Never thought I'd invoke a Led Zeppelin song in a WaterWired post.
Ken Reid of AWRA sent me this article from the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) that calls for a national levee safety policy.
From the introduction:
The nation's levees are suffering from 100 years of neglect, and they lack oversight as well as design and operation standards. If a national levee safety policy isn't implemented, more catastrophes can be expected.
Wonder if I still have my inflatable Led Zeppelin zeppelin?
“Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good No, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good When the levee breaks, mama you got to move.” - Led Zeppelin, When the Levee Breaks (written by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929, after the great Mississippi River flood of 1927)