- 1982 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- 16mm
Humans have been tampering with the Mississippi River for nearly two centuries, trying to control the river's flow to make it a successful navigation channel. NOVA explores the theories of scientists who believe that such changes are destroying the southern Louisiana delta, having a damaging effect on wildlife and altering human activity. Presents various points of view in this controversy and traces its origins in the natural and social history of the lower Mississippi River environment.
- Topics: (Ecology, Environmental Studies, Geography)