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12 Stunning Photos From The Mississippi River Flooding

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In case you'd forgotten, what with worrying about the world ending and everything, the Mississippi River has been flooding a huge swath of land encompassing parts of Mississippi and Louisiana.

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OMG LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS FREAKING SNAKE! (UPDATED)

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As you may have heard, <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/news/2011/05/on-the-mississippi-river-flooding-the-south-and-denial/">the Mississippi River is more swollen than it's been in decades</a> and, in an effort to prevent the flooding of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the Army Corps of Engineers has <a href="http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2011/05/mississippi_river_flooding_mov.html">opened a couple of floodgates</a> diverting a lot of the Mississippi's excess water <a href="http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2011/05/mississippi_river_flooding_thr.html">into rural Louisiana</a>.


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