This person, an important character in each section of the historical novel, is an investigative reporter who visits all the geographical regions covered in the book.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District
This group is responsible for the Old River Control Project and is comprised of ten officers and fourteen hundred civilians.
Norris F. Rabalais
This person, born and raised in Avoyelles Parish, is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lockmaster at the Old River Control Navigation Lock in Atchafalaya.
This person works for the U.S. Army Corps and manages control apparatus but is critical of attempts to control the river. Near retirement, this person feels worn down from fighting the Mississippi.
Major General Thomas Sands
This person presides over the Mississippi River Commission in Atchafalaya and conducts an annual Low Water Inspection Trip in the Mississippi.
Raphael G. Kazmann
This section contains 612 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)