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  • v. Present participle of levee.

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Examples

  • Mr. SHEARER: Well, no, casinos aren't the problem that hurt the wetlands, the building of thousands of miles of canals and pipelines to get oil from the Gulf of Mexico to the mainland and the leveeing of the Mississippi River, which used to flood every year and deposit sediment to rebuild and replenish the wetlands.

    Filmmaker Says Katrina No Natural Disaster

  • Mr. SHEARER: Yes, which is an indirect result of the leveeing of the river.

    Filmmaker Says Katrina No Natural Disaster

  • Thanks to the leveeing of the Mississippi River, the normal deltaic cycle of spring flooding and silt deposition abruptly ended in the 19th century, and the entire region began to sink and erode.

    John McQuaid: The Oil Spill: Another Louisiana Tragedy

  • Louisiana's coastline is washing away in large part because of activity that benefited the entire nation: leveeing the lower Mississippi River and cutting canals for oil and gas exploration.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • With the removal of wetlands through canalization, leveeing, and draining, the remaining wetlands have a storage capacity of less than 12 days discharge — an 80% reduction of flood storage capacity (C16. 1.1).

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being Synthesis~ Appendix A. Ecosystem Service Reports

  • New Orleans, for example, is sinking because of the long-ago leveeing of the Mississippi; many neighborhoods were built far below sea level in a filled swamp when nobody thought much about hurricane floods, et al. The current Midwest floods are part of the same man-made phenomenon.

    John McQuaid: The Libertarian Disaster Recovery Fallacy

  • For years they have complained that by channeling and leveeing the nation's rivers to within an inch of their lives, government agencies only made streams run faster and water levels crest higher.

    To The River, The Spoils

  • "Federal policy is directly involved in causing our problems in terms of gas activity and leveeing the Mississippi River."

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • As Sen. David Vitter points out, federal policy -- including gas exploration and leveeing of the Mississippi -- has contributed to this state's erosion woes.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • Since leveeing above, the deposit has been extremely rapid, until now we find some excellent plantations in

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

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