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Mississippi River at Natchez Stage (ft)Forecast: 26.2 ft 1:00PM Jul 30, 2016Forecast: 26.3 ft 7:00PM Jul 30, 2016Forecast: 26.4 ft 1:00AM Jul 31, 2016Forecast: 26.4 ft 7:00AM Jul 31, 2016Forecast: 26.5 ft 1:00PM Jul 31, 2016Forecast: 26.6 ft 7:00PM Jul 31, 2016Forecast: 26.7 ft 1:00AM Aug 01, 2016Forecast: 26.8 ft 7:00AM Aug 01, 2016Forecast: 26.9 ft 1:00PM Aug 01, 2016Forecast: 27 ft 7:00PM Aug 01, 2016Forecast: 27.1 ft 1:00AM Aug 02, 2016Forecast: 27.2 ft 7:00AM Aug 02, 2016Forecast: 27.3 ft 1:00PM Aug 02, 2016Forecast: 27.4 ft 7:00PM Aug 02, 2016Forecast: 27.4 ft 1:00AM Aug 03, 2016Highest Forecast: 27.5 ft 7:00AM Aug 03, 2016U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNTZM6 Graph Created (7:51AM Jul 30, 2016)Forecast (issued 10:34AM Jul 29)Flood Stage is 48 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Natchez are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 57
Moderate Flood Stage: 51
Flood Stage: 48
Action Stage: 38
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 61.95 ft on 05/19/2011
(2) 58.04 ft on 02/21/1937
(3) 57.03 ft on 04/24/2008
(4) 56.75 ft on 01/17/2016
(5) 56.70 ft on 05/13/1973
(6) 56.60 ft on 05/04/1927
(7) 56.30 ft on 03/26/1997
(8) 55.70 ft on 05/31/1983
(9) 55.30 ft on 04/26/1922
(10) 55.20 ft on 04/29/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 51.24 ft on 03/20/2016 (P)
(2) 22.45 ft on 03/14/2016
(3) 56.75 ft on 01/17/2016
(4) 61.95 ft on 05/19/2011
(5) 54.40 ft on 05/29/2009
(6) 57.03 ft on 04/24/2008
(7) 46.58 ft on 01/22/2007
(8) 39.75 ft on 03/27/2006
(9) 51.14 ft on 02/01/2005
(10) 44.43 ft on 03/22/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.70 ft on 02/03/1940
(2) -1.00 ft on 09/02/1936
(3) -0.90 ft on 11/27/1953
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60.5 Access to Locus Hill Road and Millbrook Road from Mississippi Highway 24 is closed in Wilkinson County.
60 Pickney Road near Highway 24 which provides access from Fort Adams is impassable.
56 Bourke Road which is south of Natchez is underwater. Residents will have to boat into their homes.
55.5 Residents at the end of Percy Creek Sand Road are denied access to their homes due to high water.
55 Pond Road in Fort Adams is flooded. Eight to eleven homes are under water in the township.
53 Some camps and houses are flooded around Fort Adams.
51 Water is covering the roads in old downtown area of Fort Adams.
48 Carthage Point Road becomes impassable.
47 Water begins to enter the former Belwood Golf Course and Carthage Point Road area south of Natchez.
45 Water under some buildings around Fort Adams, Mississippi.
44 Some camps and most access roads are flooded along Lake Mary.
43 Water covers Thornburg Lake Road in the area known as Anna's Bottom which is north of Natchez. Also, Lake Mary Road is under water.
38 Lowlands along the river in areas not protected by levees begin to flood. On both side of the river, there are areas that contain oil and gas wells; however, these are not affected until higher stages.
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Latitude: 31.543889° N, Longitude: 91.433333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 48 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 17.28 ft 65.28 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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