Lyndsey Gilpin

Lyndsey Gilpin is a journalist based in Louisville, Kentucky. Her work has appeared in Harper's, High Country News, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Outside, and more. She is the editor of Southerly, a weekly newsletter about ecology and culture in the American South.

Aerial view of ships on the MIssissippi River and refineries on the riverbanks.

Why Mayors Are Rallying Around the Mississippi River

For communities from Minnesota to Louisiana, the Mississippi is the source of increasing problem flooding, but it’s also the key to a clean water supply and a healthy economy.

The Cumberland River flows past Nissan Stadium in Nashville in October 2016

Nashville's Water Wars

The growing metro area is full of rivers and creeks that keep spilling over. In order to design a solution, officials will have to bridge the urban-rural divide.