ALBEMARLE, MISS. Crews began work on May 18 to perform maintenance on a levee near Highway 465 just south of Low Water Bridge. The work being performed is a preventative measure as part of the ongoing flood fight operations. Over the next week, crews will be placing several cubic yards of rock at the base of the land side of the levee. Residents are asked to be patient if power is curtailed during repair operations.YAZOO BACKWATER AREA With the updated forecast from the NWS, the backwater levees are no longer expected to overtop.VICKSBURG, MISS. Flood fighting efforts continue. The amount of water passing through the system will continue to put tremendous pressure on the levees. The Corps will continue working with local levee boards in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi monitoring the Federal levee system responding to concerns should they arise.It may be at least three weeks before water elevations in the Vicksburg area, recede to the levels seen during the flooding in 2008.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will release updated inundation maps reflecting the May 18 forecast from the NWS. These maps will be available on the District’s website, http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/ and its Facebook page facebook.com/VicksburgUSACE.Safety remains our number one priority and residents are reminded to be vigilant of the safety risks associated with flooding events such as: high water on levees, flooded roads and high flowing streams.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District continues working with local levee boards in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi to monitoring the Federal levee system within the district and are prepared respond to concerns should they arise.]]]]> ]]>See a typo? Report it here.