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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Big Black River near Bovina are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - near Bentonia Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 38
Flood Stage: 28
Action Stage: 27
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 40.77 ft on 05/24/1983
(2) 40.56 ft on 04/16/1979
(3) 40.53 ft on 12/20/1961
(4) 40.20 ft on 02/16/2020
(5) 39.74 ft on 05/05/1958
(6) 39.65 ft on 04/01/1951
(7) 39.59 ft on 04/18/2019
(8) 39.29 ft on 03/21/1973
(9) 39.22 ft on 01/11/1949
(10) 39.21 ft on 05/05/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 37.77 ft on 06/18/2021 (P)
(2) 37.23 ft on 04/29/2020
(3) 40.20 ft on 02/16/2020
(4) 38.91 ft on 01/18/2020
(5) 36.46 ft on 11/15/2019
(6) 34.80 ft on 05/14/2019
(7) 39.59 ft on 04/18/2019
(8) 38.30 ft on 03/02/2019
(9) 37.02 ft on 01/09/2019
(10) 32.58 ft on 04/14/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.99 ft on 09/30/1954
(2) 6.70 ft on 10/27/1992
(3) 6.73 ft on 09/16/1995
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47 Water approaches the road surface of the Old Highway 80 bridge.
43.3 Water approaches the under clearance of the Old Highway 80 bridge.
40 Water is close to entering some houses and camps just upstream of Old Highway 80 bridge on Hinds County side of the river.
39.8 Several hundred acres of agricultural land in western Hinds and eastern Warren counties are underwater.
39.5 Many houses and camps just upstream of old highway 80 bridge on Hinds County side of river are surrounded by water.
38 Water is across the road near the Old Highway 80 bridge. Extensive flooding of agricultural land is occurring. Several local access roads are also underwater.
37.5 Access roads to the river front area off of old highway 80 road near the bridge begin to flood.
32.5 Water begins to cover Warrior's Trail Road.
32 Several access roads along and near the river are under water.
28 Low-lying agricultural land near the river begins to flood.
(1) Upstream view from the Old Highway 80 Bridge - Stage 13.94 ft
(2) Downstream view from Old Highway 80 bridge - 13.94 feet

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