NRES Professor's article featured in ACES special report

June 30, 2014
This 2011 photo shows a flooded grain terminal on the Mississippi River north of Birds Point, Missouri.

NRES Professor Ken Olson's article "Agricultural Productivity Lost to Flood Damage" is featured In the ACES special report: Food for Thought2. In the article, Dr. Olson explains that the Cache River Basin has changed substantially from it's historical location due to factors including seismic activity and glacial meltwaters, to it's presents location. The basin encompasses one of the most unique and diverse natural habitats in Illinois and the nation. He expands on the topic of the 2011 flood to the area, and the consequences in terms of erosion and crop production.


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