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Residents Return To Flood-Damaged Homes In Mississippi

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.30.2011 | Green

CUTOFF, Miss. -- Javier Campos returned to his neighborhood for the first time in nearly a month Monday to find the serene little enclave of fishing c...

Coast Guard Reopens Part Of Swollen Mississippi River

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and ALAN SAYRE | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. — The Coast Guard reopened the swollen Mississippi River north of New Orleans on Tuesday, allowing cargo vessels on the nation's ...

More Floodgates Opened, Residents Warned To Get Out

AP | Posted 07.15.2011 | Green

By Michael Kunzelman KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (AP) -- Deputies warned people Sunday to get out as Mississippi River water gushing from a floodgate for th...

Thousands Of Homes To Be Flooded To Avert Greater Disaster

Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

MARY FOSTER and MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press MORGANZA, La. -- A steel, 10-ton floodgate was slowly raised Saturday for the first time in near...

Saki Knafo

Cajun Country Prepares For The Mississippi Flood | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

"They say the water is coming," Jim Delahoussaye wrote on his blog early this week. "They have exploded the levees in Missouri to save Cairo from drow...

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Acres In Louisiana At Risk Of Flooding

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green

BUTTE LAROSE, La. — In the latest agonizing decision along the swollen Mississippi River, federal engineers are close to opening a massive spill...

Louisiana Takes Precautions for Mississippi River Flooding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The oyster industry, deflated by river diversions during the BP spill, is bracing for more complications if the Bonnet Carre Spillway is opened. Too much fresh water kills oysters.