Tuesday, May 17, 2011

you can float just about anything on the Mississippi.

As of right now, the Mississippi River at Natchez sits at
[4 days till crest and another 1.5' to go]
The mainline levee's are working wonderfully but the main problem is erosion of the riverfront at Natchez Under-the-Hill and a sand boil that formed under the north hesco wall surrounding the Vidalia Convention Center, it is possible I may get pictures of this later today. 
There is water inside the Hesco wall at the Convention Center
BUT there is no need to be alarmed, they are pumping the water out,
only enough to equalize the amount of pressure on the inside of the wall 
until the boil can be fixed.
This boil has nothing to do with the mainline levee
And water would need to be another foot higher inside the wall to reach inside the Convention Center.
These pictures were taken yesterday morning
near the Natchez port

U.S. Coast Guard at Port
U.S. Coast Guard at Port

This picture shows you the water inside the wall of the Convention Center

This picture below is Silver Street in Natchez . Take note of the top of the guard railing on the right side of the screen. You could see this railing in one of the first few post I made on the flood, now it is almost completely covered in water.

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