Published: May 18, 2011
Deputy Mike Traxler views flooded homes in Vicksburg, Miss., Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Floodwaters from the Mississippi river are expected to crest in Vicksburg on Thursday. Some of the worst flooding is in the area from Vicksburg northeast to Yazoo City, along the Yazoo River. The Yazoo Backwater Levee north of Vicksburg connects with the main Mississippi River levee. The Corps of Engineers officials had predicted that at least a foot of water could pour over the top of the levee, flooding tens of thousands of more acres of farmland in the lower Mississippi Delta.