Thu March 6, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Today's Delta: A Place That Levees Built

Mike Scriven on Terminous Tract
Lisa Morehouse

Mike Scriven’s driving a big truck on the levees of an island called Terminous. He’s in charge of maintaining the levees here, and that means he’s looking for … squirrels. He spots something out his window, stops the truck, and shows me freshly dug holes. 

“Now here’s something that we’re always watching for, is all this squirrel activity that you see here,” he says.

It’s a danger sign to Scriven. Squirrels, he says, can burrow into or underneath a levee.

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