The Army Corps of Engineers and local officials are warning Vicksburg residents they should not think Thursday's expected crest of the Mississippi River means the end of the flood.
At a news conference on a bluff overlooking the river, Col. Jeffrey R. Eckstein, commander of the Corps' Vicksburg District, said water could remain at the record 57.1 feet level for a week and that the river could remain about flood stage until the middle of June. Flood stage at Vicksburg is 43 feet.
"The crest is by no means the end of it," Eckstein said. Read more from The Clarion Ledger here.