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Flood Warning Issued for Mississippi River at Vicksburg



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The National Weather service has issued a flood warning for the Mississippi River in Vicksburg.

The river stage as of 11 a.m. Saturday was 42.3 feet, prompting a warning to be issued. The actual flood stage is 43 feet.

The river is currently forecast to reach 43 feet on or about April 1 and briefly maintain that level before beginning a slow fall.

Credit: National Weather Service

The situation in the lower Mississippi Delta is also of concern. The Steele Bayou Control Structure was closed on Monday, March 14 by the Corps of Engineers. The current level is 88 feet on the landside and 89.3 feet on the riverside.

Landowners near Eagle Lake are hopeful that levels will drop over the next few weeks and the area could have some relief following several years of flooding including 2019’s epic disaster.

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