CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 02, 1983
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(Studio) Mark Twain quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Morgan City, LA) Mississippi River, catchall for most of nation `s runoff water, featured; concern over river's possible change of course examined. [Tulane Univ. spokesperson Oliver HOUCK - considers change in course inevitable.] Anticipated diversion illustrated on map, discussed. [Hydrologist Raphael KAZMANN - notes river's focus of stress.] Impact on region of change in river's course described. [HOUCK - notes relocation of Morgan City, LA, once Mississippi alters.] [KAZMANN - comments.] [Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson Colonel Robert LEE - dismisses theory; thinks corps has capability to prevent river's change.] [City council spokesperson Jessie VOISIN - considers event inevitable.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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