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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Pearl River near Carthage are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Locations Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Lena
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.74 ft on 04/14/1979
(2) 27.07 ft on 05/22/1983
(3) 27.00 ft on 01/01/1902
(4) 26.45 ft on 02/14/2020
(5) 25.60 ft on 01/01/1900
(6) 25.40 ft on 12/20/1961
(7) 24.76 ft on 02/25/2003
(8) 24.54 ft on 04/16/1974
(9) 24.48 ft on 05/02/1991
(10) 24.30 ft on 01/01/1932
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.39 ft on 06/13/2021
(2) 19.84 ft on 04/14/2021
(3) 26.45 ft on 02/14/2020
(4) 23.63 ft on 01/16/2020
(5) 21.81 ft on 11/01/2019
(6) 20.91 ft on 04/16/2019
(7) 20.35 ft on 02/26/2019
(8) 22.05 ft on 01/06/2019
(9) 19.55 ft on 06/26/2017
(10) 19.58 ft on 04/08/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.36 ft on 10/30/1963
(2) 2.50 ft on 09/27/1978
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27 Five state highways and several county roads are closed due to high water. Also several homes in Leake county and within the city limits of Carthage are affected by highwater.
26 The evacuation of residents and businesses south of Carthage may be necessary.
24 Several roads and streets south of State Highway 16 and west of State Highway 35 are underwater.
20 Widespread flooding of lowlands upstream and downstream of the State Highway 35 bridge is occurring.
17 Minor overbank flooding of low areas along and near the river is occurring.
(1) Upstream view #2 from the Highway 35 Bridge - Stage 10.25 feet
(2) Downstream view from Highway 35 bridge - stage 10.25
(3) Wire Weight Gage

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