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Soil Management Strategies Mitigate Extreme Weather

Can Soil Management Strategies Mitigate Extreme Weather?

mississippi floodsWritten just 2 years after Hurricane Katrina hit, Manale (2007) describes the importance of soil carbon in flood control:

What does soil carbon have in common with Hurricane Katrina, ….the Great Upper Mississippi Flood of 1993, and the Red River Flood of 1997?  For each of these extreme weather and flooding events, substantial investments in soil carbon, and thus soil organic matter in upland and coastal soils, could have saved the public both trouble and money.” Continue reading Soil Management Strategies Mitigate Extreme Weather