Mississippi River Levee 'Like Bowl Full of Jelly'

By Greg Hilburn, USA TODAY Network

The Mighty Mississippi River is rising and officials are warning gawkers to stay off the levee from the Arkansas state line to the Old River Lock in Avoyelles Parish. Reynold Minsky, president of the 5th Louisiana Levee District, said the river is rising about 1.5 feet per day and will reach flood stage this week.