Mississippi Floods: Cajun Country Sacrificed to Save Cities

Now that the Mississippi River's Morganza floodgates are open, nearly 25,000 people who had chosen the quiet of the Louisiana bayou over the bustle of city life could find their livelihoods threatened. The Loisiana towns of Krotz Spring, Morgan City and Butte La Rose are most likely to be affected by the influx of floodwater that is expected to submerge the area in the days to come. Butte La rose, with a population of just over 26,000 people, where the average income is just over $31,000,...Full Story
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