Mississippi River Hits Dangerous Flood Levels, Stalls Barges and Roadways While Affecting Farmers

By Scott McDonald, Newsweek

The Mississippi River was expected to crest on Saturday, but experts predict the mighty river will now keep rising through Monday. Hundreds of barges carrying cargo up and down the water artery have been stalled, and railway and highway shutdowns have affected farmers in the Midwest. Meanwhile, other major river cities like Natchez, Mississippi, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, have felt the downstream flow — having set records for flood level by terms of weeks.