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Prioritizing Floodplains to Restore the Health of the Mississippi River Basin.

The Problem The Gulf of Mexico set a record in 2017: it contained an area of water the size of New Jersey (22,729 km2) that could not support life. Aptly named the “Dead Zone”, the water near the bottom of the ocean in this area is very low or devoid of oxygen (i.e., hypoxic). The […]