Geography Student Melissa Wygant Writes Editorial on Red River Floods

Posted on May 31st, 2011 by

Geography major Melissa Wygant turned her class project on the proposed Red River diversion project into a newspaper editorial. For the Nature and Socity course, Melissa studied the effects of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed diversion project on rural areas.  Noting that the project would actually make flooding worse for some rural areas upstream of the diversion, Melissa asked whether rural areas should suffer to protect an urban area built within a floodplain. She raised these distributive justice in her editorial in the Fargo-Moorhead InForum. Read More

 

 

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