The Times-Picayune (New
Orleans,Louisiana) 10 May 1866
Upper Red River Falling.-- We learn by a letter, received from a reliable source per steamer Saratoga, that upper Red River is falling rapidly above the raft. This will be good news, though it is to be feared that all the plantations having been overflowed, little or no cotton will be raised this season in that section.
The Jefferson Jimplecute, of the 4th, says the river here continues to fall but we fear that the heavy rain las night will cause another rise.