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New System to Restore Wetlands Could Reduce Massive Floods, Aid Crops

March 27, 2013

image of Iowa wetlands Engineers have developed a new interactive system to create networks of small wetlands in Midwest farmlands, which could help the region prevent massive spring floods and also retain water and mitigate droughts in a warming climate. Full Story

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