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Arkansas will have safe and unsafe places, side by side. Abutting the Mississippi, which will flood beyond the imagination of those living along its banks, the low lands will experience flooding that will push up along any tributaries that feed into the Mississippi. But the highlands, which Arkansas has in abundance, will be above the floodwaters and have another advantage. Where many areas will find themselves faced with hordes of hungry migrants, forced from their homes by rising water, the highlands of Arkansas are isolated from large population centers, and thus will escape this squeeze.


Note Mississippi River commentary.
Note Hot Springs commentary.