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May 11, 2011

Earlier today, I flew from Baton Rouge to an area just north of Vicksburg, MS. I observed the Old River structure east of Angola prison and saw that the locks were open and the water flowing. In general, what I saw was that the old ox-bow lakes are swollen and the water is against the levee system for the full length of the flight. Vicksburg is still 10 days from its expected crest but there is already significant flooding of the low land inside the levees. I'll post some pictures as soon as I have them available. Nothing catastrophic to tell or photograph, just a slow spreading flood at this point.

Posted by Jo Wilson on May 11, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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