CONSERVATION: Mississippi Remake

"Life in the Mississippi Valley of the future need not be poverty-stricken or precarious. ... Its quality can be enormously improved. It need not go the way of the valley of the Nile, the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates . . . the stripped valleys of China. . . .

"The future cannot undo all the Binders of the past. . . . But there are things we can certainly draw into our map of the future if we wish. Such a map might show the disastrous kind of erosion finally checked. Instead...

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