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Graves, Delegation Urge POTUS to Act on Mississippi River Water Levels

May 24, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (South Louisiana) and Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation are urging President Donald Trump to act in coordination with state, parish, levee district, and emergency officials in Louisiana and to grant the state’s disaster declaration request in response to record-breaking high water on the Mississippi River.

“Steps must be taken now to protect lives, property, communities and the infrastructure that powers the United States,” said the delegation in their May 23 letter to the president.  

The high water along the Mississippi River that started in January has officially broken a 92-year flood record: this is the longest sustained flood stage period on the river since 1927, when 27,000 square miles were inundated in the most destructive flood in United States history.

Read the letter here.