Mississippi River Flooding: Possible Devastation as Spillways Set to Open

As the swollen Mississippi River rolls south, many residents living along the "Big Muddy" are scrambling to get out of its path. If the Army Corps of Engineers opens up the Morganza spillway in an attempt to save New Orleans and Baton Rouge, it will flood a 3 million acre flood plain and displace 2,500 residents of that area. Opening the floodway would alleviate the pressure on levees further down the Mississippi that may not be able to withstand the bulging river. Experts predict a breach near...Full Story
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