John Messina, Stevensville, Louisiana, May 1973

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives
United States

“In the spring of 1973 the Mississippi River reached it highest level in more than 150 years. Unprecedented flooding occurred throughout the river basin. Particularly affected were the marsh area below New Orleans and the entire Atchafalaya River basin. Stevensville children in front of a trenched house. Owner dug trench and formed levee to protect house from flood waters.”



  • Title: John Messina, Stevensville, Louisiana, May 1973
  • Subject Keywords: documentary photography, environment, EPA
  • External Link: National Archives Catalog

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