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Cleanup underway at Vicksburg water front

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Heavy equipment has been called out to dig and transport an accumulation of thick mud at the water front. (Photo by David Day)

Heavy equipment is working on clearing a thick accumulation of mud from the water front on Levee Street.

(Photo by David Day)

According to Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk, years of high water levels have attributed to the buildup of thick mud along the water front. Now that water levels are low, heavy equipment has been called out to help clear it out so that the Vicksburg Fire Department can come back and wash the remnants away.

“We’ve had a lot of mud accumulation, we’ve had high water levels for years and this year we’ve kind of had some lower water levels,” stated Danczyk. “I think everybody’s going to be much happier to do some recreational boating or even commercial [fishing].” Danczyk continued to mention tourists who come in from the river boats will soon have a nicer water front to look at as they enter the port of Vicksburg.

The round structure is part of the containment wall. During 2011, high flood waters eclipsed the containment wall. (Photo by David Day)

The river achieved 45.18 feet in April and now sits at 13.8 feet as of 7:45 a.m.

 

 

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