Of course, the Mississippi river is at flood stage. And has been for a while. The flood is a rolling flood. What was upstream yesterday comes downstream, and it ebbs and crests, but recent rains have kept the river high. And now, the Corps of Engineers is considering opening the Morganza Spillway. According to the Baton Rouge paper:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning stakeholders along the Morganza Spillway that it could be forced to open some of the structure's gates early next month because, based on current forecasts, the Mississippi River would overtop the spillway structure on June 5 and render it unsafe.We'll be keeping an eye on this.