The Mississippi flood of 1927 was the greatest flood to affect the Mississippi River. This great flood resulted in passage of 1928 Flood Control Act, which authorized the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project (MR&T), the United States's first comprehensive flood control system.

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  • John M. Barry, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, Simon and Schuster (April, 1998), trade paperback, 524 pages, ISBN 0684840022; hardcover, Simon and Schuster (April, 1997), ISBN 0684810468

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