Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mississippi River Nearing Record Highs

Perhaps you have heard of the news that the Mississippi River is cresting here in Natchez. The river is above ‘flood stage’ but is not threatening Natchez. We have included interesting photographs taken of Natchez Riverview from the Louisiana side of the Mississippi River. As you can see Natchez has very high water, but really not much concern for property damage here on the Mississippi side of the river because of our high natural bluffs. Water in Louisiana, just across from Natchez is extremely high and yet no major flooding has occurred to date. It's interesting to see the beautiful view of Natchez that can always be viewed by crossing the river into Louisiana. The photo shows the magnificent steeple of St. Mary's Basilica a landmark of Natchez for years.
-Peggy Voss

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