Surf the Great Mississippi River Flood of 2011 with John Ruskey

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Read about and watch his documentary “Surfing a 300 Mile-Long Wave” By Magical Madge With all these 10-year remembrances going on about the massive, destructive and deadly storm called Katrina, I am reminded of another storm which left it’s mark on some of us here in Northwest Mississippi. It wasn’t that long ago I struggled to sleep […]

Mississippi River Flood 2011 – DISPLACED DELTA WHITETAIL DEER

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CLARKSDALE, Mississippi VIDEO IN POST The 2011 Mississippi River Flood affected towns, farms, and individuals dependent on its good graces, as well as temporarily displacing and confusing wildlife populations living behind the levees. A true friend and closet Bohemian, Mr. Lil John McKee, notified us during the third week of May 2011 that herds of […]

PLEASE REMOVE YOUR LITTER – Mighty Quapaw Mississippi River Flood 2011 Cleanup Aftermath

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By DRIFTWOOD JOHNNIE ( aka John Ruskey ) I have been thinking about the question — Why Clean Up?  I must admit I have been dismissive of the cleanup trend sweeping the Lower Mississippi, thinking I would rather appreciate and share the beauty of the world than clean up after the slobs upstream whose neglect […]

What Will You Be Doin in and around Clarksdale town? Posted 6-23-11

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What Will You Be Doin’ in and around Clarksdale town? Posted 6-23-11 – UPDATED 6-29-11 →PHOTOS and VIDEO INCLUDED – MORE follow-up images  of the Mississippi River Flood of 2011 (displaced deer), QUICKSAND video and some weather shots← What’s going on in and around Clarksdale and Coahoma County and beyond? Hmmm… I wonder. It’s summertime […]

Photo Images After The Flood of the Mississippi River 2011 by John Ruskey and The Delta Bohemian PLUS Poor William swims The Great Divide

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POOR WILLIAM SWIMS THE GREAT DIVIDE – LEFTOVER BY THE FLOOD OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER 2011 PHOTOS AND VIDEO FROM DRIFTWOOD JOHNNIE (aka John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company) “Last week the river dropped below flood stage (44 in Helena) and the big sandbar islands started demonstrating their resilience in the face of the highest […]

Mississippi River Dispatch 2011 Flood Update No 3 from Driftwood Johnnie

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Or Surfing a 300 Mile Crest from Memphis to Vicksburg By DRIFTWOOD JOHNNIE (aka John Ruskey of QUAPAW CANOE COMPANY) PHOTO GALLERY INCLUDED IN POST CLICK HERE to link to Hodding’s Article on OUTSIDE. Delve into a historical time along the Mississippi River with a personal narrative and photography by the river man himself, Driftwood Johnnie, […]

Mississippi River Flood 2011 Delta Update plus Mr. April REDUX in May Video

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Mr. April REDUX in May →VIDEO of Mr. April REDUX INCLUDED← The Delta Bohemian does not intend this update on the Mississippi River Flood of 2011 to be inclusive, exhaustive, extensively empirically researched, or consisting of a summary of all that has transpired or will transpire concerning the river and those living near it or […]

Taming the Mississippi River: A God-Given Mandate?

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By PONTIFICUS MINIMUS →AERIAL VIDEO INCLUDED OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOOD OF 2011← Are the levees lining both sides of the swollen Mississippi River sufficient to hold back the tumescent waterway? According to many the levees are doing what they were designed to do, according to others the levees are not enough to be the only […]

Water Matters

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By PONTINFUS MINIMUS PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOOD OF 2011 THAT ARE TAKEN ON THE FLOODWATERS (TAKEN BY DRIFTWOOD JOHNNIE – aka JOHN RUSKEY of QUAPAW CANOE COMPANY) AND FROM AN AIRCRAFT (TAKEN BY POOR WILLIAM) ARE IN THIS POST Water is presently occupying the thoughts of much of the world’s population, and for […]