Crest

  • May 10, 2011   BY Lauren Knapp 

    The Mississippi River crested at 47.8 feet at Memphis on Tuesday, just short of the 1937 record. The waters have engulfed riverbanks in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi, and Louisiana, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open floodgates, sending millions of gallons of water into Lake Pontchartrain. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2011  

    The “Mighty Mississippi” more than lived up to its nickname, swelling two and a half miles beyond its banks and inundating low-lying areas in and around Memphis, Tenn. Jeffrey Brown reports on the damage in Memphis and new flood worries for communities downstream. Continue reading