High water on Mississippi River leads to dangerous currents

High water on Mississippi River leads to dangerous currents
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard urges anyone going out on the Mississippi River to understand the risks associated with high water and strong currents. Higher than average water levels create very strong and swift currents, which result in large amounts of debris, and can lead to dangerous situations on the Mississippi River. The stronger than normal currents can create rips and eddies in places where...