Raw Photos: Citizen journalists document Mississippi River floods

By Kase Wickman
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 13:25 EDT
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The waters of the Mississippi River continue to rise and spread across the southern United States in the river’s worst flood in 70 years. In some parts, the river has spread to six times wider than usual, and much deeper.

In Memphis, the usually half-mile-wide river is about three miles wide.

As the pressure mounts on the stressed levees and the waters begin to rise, the fear of disaster also mounts.

We’re gathering your pictures of the flooding to share with our readers. Whether they’re from last week, or the coming days, we want to see them.

Tweet them to us @RawStory with the hashtag #RawFlood, tag your pictures on Flickr with RawFlood, or email your shots to us at citizenmedia@rawstory.com. Please include a brief description, including date and location, and we’ll add them to our slideshow, below.

To see captions and credits for the pictures, watch the slideshow in full-screen mode and click “show info” in the upper right corner.

(Images 1-16 and post image courtesy of MemphisFlyer.com, photo credit: staff.)

Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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