NORCO, La. (AP) �4.2.08- In a sure sign that the Mississippi River is uncommonly high, muddy water poured steadily Tuesday into a holding area through a beaver-dam-like structure built after the great flood of 1927, aiming for the sea. For now, the Army Corps of Engineers is not overly concerned about the high water, saying levees and spillways can easily handle the volume flowing south to the Gulf of Mexico from areas upriver soaked by recent heavy rains. But that could change if it continues to rain heavily in the upper river basin, said Eddie Brooks, chief of the watershed division of the corps’ Mississippi Valley Division in Vicksburg, Miss. Read more

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