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Army Corps Following Rise Of Mississippi River

Flood stage is set at 35 feet in Baton Rouge. The levees protect to at least 47 feet.

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Steamboat Natchez
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New Orleans’ Legendary Steamboat Natchez Turns 40 [Video]

The steamboat Natchez harkens back to a time when stern wheelers regularly traveled up and down the mighty Mississippi. Now, it's one of only three steamers left on the river.
The Natchez took her maiden cruise 40 years ago today (April 13th). Clarke C. "Doc" Hawley was the captain.

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Mississippi River at New Orleans (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Mississippi River at New Orleans (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Ship Strikes Tanker, Barge Docked On Mississippi River

The Coast Guard has implemented one-way traffic around the terminal near Gretna across the river from New Orleans.

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The Mouth Of The Mississippi River Is Moving North

Louisiana officials, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, are looking at how they can make things more stable.

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Morganza Floodway Displaces People, Wildlife

Shannon and I took a road trip yesterday, starting in Lafayette, taking the Breaux Bridge Highway to Breaux Bridge, and then the Grand Point Highway to Henderson.

There's always been something about the Henderson area that calms me

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Inundation Map
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Levee Official: Corps of Engineers Did Not Consider Parish Levees on Inundation Maps

In a statement issued by North Lafourche Conservation, Levee and Drainage District Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois, he reveals that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not consider the parish's levees when they produced the inundation map released last week.

"They were unaware of the levees we have in some of the areas where they show having 1-5 or 5-10 feet of water over ground in Raceland, Mathews, Lockport and Larose," said Bourgeois in the statement. "They did not therefore include them in their analysis and mapping effort."

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Morganza Spillway Floodwater Depth Projections
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All Eyes on the Morganza Spillway

Opening the Morganza Spillway in Point Coupee Parish to protect our Mississippi River levees could mean we'll see floodwaters 5 to 25 feet deep in seven Acadiana Parishes. Some of the biggest floodwater concerns are near the St. Francisville area.  Up to five feet of floodwaters are expected in Houma and Morgan City, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

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