Pritchard Baptist Church

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Pritchard Baptist Church in the Old River Community is surrounded by water as Old River floods the community. Although the church could still be reached by motor vehicles over the weekend, it required driving through the flood water. Water stage on Black River at Jonesville Locks and Dam on Monday stood at 53.48-ft, with flood stage at 50-ft. In the last flood of 2016, the stage reached 53.8-ft, and during the big flood of 1973, the stage of the river reached 59.65 inches. No one is sure how the heavy rains over the past weekend will affect river levels in the area, as restricted flow is being allowed into the Mississippi River, which is well beyond flood stage. 


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