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Good news for our river forecast



Sunrise on the Mississippi River.
Sunrise on the Mississippi River. (Photo in public domain)
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According to the MS Levee board, the Mississippi River seems to have crested and holding flat.

The river is expected to fall below flood stage at Arkansas City and Greenville by sometime Monday, with it falling below flood stage in Vicksburg at some point next week.

The Corps predicts the backwater will crest somewhere between 91.5 feet and 92 feet before the gates re-open next week. The Steele Bayou structure gates were closed on Monday, March 15.

Currently, the backwater is at 90.8 feet.



Flood  Current   Change          Predicted

Gage                   Stage     Stage   Past 24 hrs   Crest & Date

Cairo (Ohio Rv)  40’         42.6’     -2.0’    Crested at 47.0’ on 4/4/21
Memphis            34’         31.5’     -0.2’    Crested at 31.7’ on 4/8/21
Helena                 44’        40.4’     +0.1’    Cresting near 40.4’
Arkansas City     37’        37.0’     +0.0’     Crested at 37.7’ on 3/31/21
Greenville           48’        48.0’     -0.3’     Crested at 48.6’ on 4/2/21
Vicksburg            43’        44.8’     +0.0’     Crested at 44.9’ on 4/4/21
Natchez               48’        52.3’     +0.0’     Cresting near 52.4’


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