Mississippi River Floods of 1973
By Patrick Mondout
In the spring of 1973 the Mississippi River reached its highest level
in more than 150 years. Unprecedented flooding occurred throughout the
river basin. Particularly affected were the marsh area below New Orleans,
Louisiana and the entire Atchafalaya River Basin. Much of the Jonesville
area was submerged.
Nearly 40,000 people became homeless during the floods and and there
were 26 fatalities.