Some communities in the Midwest are considering measures such as building flood walls as record-breaking floods continue to affect the region, while some say problems downstream are made worse by levees that are built taller than their authorized height. "There's always going to be winners and losers when it comes to levees," because constructing tall levees means "pushing water onto somebody else," said Jonathan Remo, an associate professor of geography at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Some communities at odds over levee height as Midwest floods persist
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