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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 Bentonia are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at West Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Bovina
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 21
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 32.48 ft on 05/23/1983
(2) 31.81 ft on 04/15/1979
(3) 31.64 ft on 03/30/1951
(4) 31.35 ft on 12/19/1961
(5) 31.20 ft on 02/13/2020
(6) 30.80 ft on 05/02/1958
(7) 29.76 ft on 04/07/2000
(8) 29.66 ft on 05/02/1991
(9) 29.50 ft on 03/20/1973
(10) 29.47 ft on 04/16/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.57 ft on 07/23/2021
(2) 28.47 ft on 06/15/2021
(3) 24.32 ft on 04/14/2021
(4) 24.75 ft on 09/28/2020
(5) 27.50 ft on 04/26/2020
(6) 26.84 ft on 03/07/2020
(7) 31.20 ft on 02/13/2020
(8) 28.51 ft on 01/17/2020
(9) 24.32 ft on 12/28/2019
(10) 27.55 ft on 11/02/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.20 ft on 10/31/1984
(2) 3.90 ft on 01/23/1996
(3) 4.30 ft on 03/01/1987
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43 River reaches gage house along Highway 49.
40 Water is near the road surface on the Highway 49 bridge over the Big Black River.
37.5 Water is approaching the underclearance of the Highway 49 bridge.
32.47 The river is at the flood of record.
29 Agricultural land along the river is devastated by flood waters.
28 Devastating flooding of agricultural land begins to occur.
26.5 Flooding of agricultural land has more than doubled in the last 1.5 feet rise.
25 Extensive flooding of agricultural land is occurring.
23.5 Agricultural land near the river begins to flood.
22 Low lying woodland areas along the river begins to flood.
21 Minor low land flooding occurs along the river.
(1) Upstream view from the Highway 49 Bridge - Stage 10.93 feet
(2) Downstream view from Highway 49 bridge - stage 10.98 Feet
(3) Wire Weight Gage

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