They was setting in the wagon at the end of the levee when I caught up with them.
It was just a tangle of yellow and the levee not less wider than a knife-back land of, with us setting in the wagon and on the horse and the mule.
It was nigh up to the levee on both sides, the earth hid except for the tongue of it we was on going out to the bridge and then down into the water, and except for knowing how the road and the bridge used to look, a fellow couldn’t tell where was the river and where the land.
Littlejohn had told me that the levee through Haley bottom had done gone for two miles and that the only way to get to Jefferson would be to go around by Mottson.
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Residents are working to fortify levees in expectation of heavy flooding tomorrow.
In about 100 years, the city will need higher levees because of global warming.