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Pearl River at Jackson Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 9.05 ft at 8:15AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.06 ft at 8:30AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.06 ft at 8:45AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.06 ft at 9:00AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.07 ft at 9:15AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.08 ft at 9:30AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.09 ft at 9:45AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.1 ft at 10:00AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.12 ft at 10:15AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.14 ft at 10:30AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.15 ft at 10:45AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.17 ft at 11:00AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.19 ft at 11:15AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.2 ft at 11:30AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.21 ft at 11:45AM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.22 ft at 12:00PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.25 ft at 12:15PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.27 ft at 12:30PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.27 ft at 12:45PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.31 ft at 1:00PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.32 ft at 1:15PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.36 ft at 1:30PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.37 ft at 1:45PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.41 ft at 2:00PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.42 ft at 2:15PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.45 ft at 2:30PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.47 ft at 2:45PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.48 ft at 3:00PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.52 ft at 3:15PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.53 ft at 3:30PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.56 ft at 3:45PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.58 ft at 4:00PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.62 ft at 4:15PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.63 ft at 4:30PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.63 ft at 4:45PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.65 ft at 5:00PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 5:15PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.66 ft at 5:30PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.67 ft at 5:45PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 6:00PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.73 ft at 6:15PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.81 ft at 6:30PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 9.95 ft at 6:45PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 10.2 ft at 7:00PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 10.36 ft at 7:15PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 10.47 ft at 7:30PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 10.51 ft at 7:45PM Apr 13, 2015Highest Observation: 10.55 ft at 8:00PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 10.54 ft at 8:15PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 10.53 ft at 8:30PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 10.52 ft at 8:45PM Apr 13, 2015Observed: 10.3 ft at 1:00AM Apr 14, 2015Observed: 9.91 ft at 7:00AM Apr 14, 2015Observed: 9.25 ft at 1:00PM Apr 14, 2015Observed: 8.88 ft at 7:00PM Apr 14, 2015Observed: 8.76 ft at 1:00AM Apr 15, 2015Observed: 8.7 ft at 7:00AM Apr 15, 2015Observed: 8.66 ft at 1:00PM Apr 15, 2015Observed: 8.86 ft at 7:00PM Apr 15, 2015Observed: 9.81 ft at 1:00AM Apr 16, 2015Observed: 10.23 ft at 7:00AM Apr 16, 2015Forecast: 11.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 18, 2015Forecast: 13 ft 7:00PM Apr 18, 2015Forecast: 14.9 ft 1:00AM Apr 19, 2015Highest Forecast: 16.1 ft 7:00AM Apr 19, 2015Forecast: 15.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 19, 2015Forecast: 15.3 ft 7:00PM Apr 19, 2015Forecast: 14.9 ft 1:00AM Apr 20, 2015Forecast: 14.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 20, 2015Forecast: 14.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 20, 2015Forecast: 15.1 ft 7:00PM Apr 20, 2015Forecast: 15.3 ft 1:00AM Apr 21, 2015Forecast: 15.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 21, 2015Forecast: 15.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 21, 2015Forecast: 15.8 ft 7:00PM Apr 21, 2015Forecast: 15.9 ft 1:00AM Apr 22, 2015Forecast: 15.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 22, 2015U.S. Geological SurveyJACM6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:04AM Apr 18, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 8:59AM Apr 17)Latest observed value: 10.23 ft at 7:00 AM CDT 16-Apr-2015. Flood Stage is 28 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 36
Moderate Flood Stage: 33
Flood Stage: 28
Action Stage: 24
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 43.28 ft on 04/17/1979
(2) 39.58 ft on 05/25/1983
(3) 36.30 ft on 12/05/1880
(4) 36.30 ft on 03/31/1902
(5) 36.04 ft on 12/21/1961
(6) 36.00 ft on 04/25/1874
(7) 35.74 ft on 04/03/1976
(8) 35.63 ft on 04/15/1980
(9) 35.57 ft on 04/09/1977
(10) 35.50 ft on 04/21/1900
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 34.27 ft on 04/11/2014 (P)
(2) 29.92 ft on 05/07/2013
(3) 29.76 ft on 02/16/2013
(4) 32.04 ft on 01/22/2013
(5) 28.35 ft on 03/15/2012
(6) 32.21 ft on 09/08/2011
(7) 28.65 ft on 02/07/2010
(8) 29.04 ft on 10/18/2009
(9) 30.31 ft on 03/31/2009
(10) 29.53 ft on 01/11/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.10 ft on 07/15/1966
(2) 0.20 ft on 11/04/1911
(3) 0.30 ft on 06/24/1966
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43.28 Major flooding is occurring along the river from Northeast Jackson to Flowood toRichland and Byram.
38 A large number of homes are flooded in Northeast Jackson and water is in some buildings in Downtown Jackson.
35.79 Water is close to entering homes in Northeast Jackson.
35.4 Water begins to enter homes in the Hightower Area.
35 Some businesses are affected near Town Creek.
33 Rosemary Road is closed. Sidney Street is impassable. There is water on West Street. The playing field off Westbrook Road is underwater. Water is on Nichols and Julienne streets in the Hightower Area; however, both are passable. Water is approaching packs auto detail shop on South West Street.
32 Water begins to affect businesses on South President and South Farish streets. Sidney Street is flooded.
31 Water begins to impact approaches to additional homes and businesses in the Byram area.
30 Water backs up into several creeks and streams in the Jackson area. Water is under some homes near the river in the Byram area.
29 Farmland in southern Rankin County begins to flood and water begins to affect home access near the river in the Byram area.
28 Minor flooding of lowland near the river is occurring. Water begins to back up into several creeks and streams in the Jackson area.
26 Roads near the river in Lefleurs Bluff State Park begin to flood.
24 The Jackson waste water treatment plant loses its natural outflow and must initiate pumping.
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Latitude: 32.281389° N, Longitude: 90.178889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 28 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 233.7 ft 261.7 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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