Hank Burdine from the Mississippi Levee Board and Paul Hartfield, an endangered species biologist will discuss the history and future of flood control on the Mississippi River. How has flood control changed the landscape of the Delta? How should we manage flood control in the future to meet a growing population's needs without damaging the River ecosystem?
Paul Hartfield is the author of about 40 peer reviewed scientific publications on crayfish, freshwater mussels, snails, fish, turtles, Interior least tern, and Mississippi River. Author of eight Federal Register regulations listing 1 cave crayfish, 11 aquatic snails, 13 freshwater mussels, Alabama sturgeon, and 1 aquatic plant under the Endangered Species Act.
Hank Burdine has been writing for Delta Magazine and other publications for 15 years and published over 60 articles regarding to the history and culture of the Mississippi Delta. He is considered to be one of the present-day historians of the Mississippi Delta with extensive expertise in culture and historical events and flood control.