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Officials: Stay off sandbars in falling river

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Mississippi and Louisiana officials are telling people to say off sandbars that have appeared with the low-water levels along the Mississippi River. U.S. Coast Guard master chief Randy Merrick tells the Natchez Democrat differentiating between the bottom of the river and a recently exposed sandbar is difficult. “These sandbars just drop off at some point,” Merrick said. ...

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