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Riverbank erosion could cause problems for Natchez rail line

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NATCHEZ, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing limited technical assistance to stop riverbank erosion that may threaten a portion of the rail line just south of the Mississippi River Bridge.

The tracks are used in the rail operations that move in and out of the Natchez-Adams County Port.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers geotechnical engineers visited Natchez Tuesday to advise local officials on the placement of rocks to stop erosion on the riverbank.

Greg Raimondo, chief of public affairs for the Corps' Vicksburg office, says the erosion happened after a portion of the bluff above the railroad track sloughed off and blocked a drainage ditch on the bluff side of the railroad tracks that run at its base.

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