How "levee wars" are making floods worse

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  • Published on:  8/6/2018
  • Explained with a giant, scientific model. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOCorrection: At 4:27, we mistakenly wrote "Nijmegan" when it should be spelled "Nijmegen."In our latest Vox+ProPublica collaboration, we dive into how a structure that’s designed to protect us from floods, may actually be making them worse. High levees come at a high cost, often pushing water into communities that can’t afford the same protection. To demonstrate, we built a giant, scientific model of a river with levees — complete with adorable tiny houses. Be sure to check out ProPublica’s feature story here for more on America’s flood control problem: https://www.propublica.org/article/le... with the science explained here: https://projects.propublica.org/graph...And sign up here for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to get their best reporting in your inbox as soon as it’s published: https://go.propublica.org/bigstorynew...In our Vox+ProPublica collaboration, we create deep-dive, investigative video storytelling fueled by ProPublica's reporting. You can read the reporting at https://www.propublica.org, and watch the rest of the series on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2wfVG5Z.Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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