- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - An erosion problem at the 150-year-old Vicksburg National Cemetery along Mint Spring Bayou is forcing National Park Service officials to shore up and repair an eroding slope on a bluff to protect a section of the cemetery.

Park superintendent Bill Justice tells The Vicksburg Post (http://bit.ly/1XSgUii) the problem has been going on for several years.

Justice says Mint Spring runs through the Military Park and along the southern edge of the cemetery, and drains into the Yazoo River Diversion Canal. During flood periods, the river backs up into the creek.

Park Service officials proposes to stabilize and repair the slope using an earth or stone berm at the bottom of the bluff backed by a 317-foot stabilized earth retaining wall running parallel to the slope.

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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com

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