This past Wednesday I went by the Mississippi Overlook at the Louisiana Circle to see if anything was coming down the river. As soon as I pulled in I saw a towboat heading toward the bridges. Jumped out of the truck and got these pictures. I was surprised to see another towboat coming in behind it. Towboats are slowly coming down the river from Greenville, MS, where they had been stopped because of low water and towboats running aground. Above is the towboat M/V Jake West as it passes by with half of a load of coal.
Today, our reading on the river is -0.03 feet. Fell 0.02 foot. Flood Stage is 43 feet.
You can see an airplane's contrails as it crosses over the river as the sun was setting.
Here comes another towboat rounding the bend in the river near Diamond Jacks Casino.
It is the M/V E. Bronson Ingram owned by Ingram Barge Company.
It had a pretty good size load.
The sky paints a pretty picture as the sun sets.
The M/V E. Bronson Ingram, heading under the bridges going south.