Very slow floodwaters swollen Mississippi River move south U.S. to Louisiana. Weeks of heavy rainfall and melted after an unusually snowy winter snows have flooded thousands of homes and more than 1.5 million hectares of fertile land in the states of Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. River water can reach 17 meters in Vicksburg, Mississippi, 320 miles north of New Orleans. To save the cities and industrial areas, the U.S. military opened flood drains north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 2,831 cubic meters of water was poured into the Atchafalaya basin every second. Collected here are photos of flooding and those who were in his way.