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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 Columbia are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.80 ft on 04/22/1979
(2) 27.00 ft on 04/15/1974
(3) 26.40 ft on 04/09/1938
(4) 26.20 ft on 04/08/1983
(5) 26.20 ft on 03/30/1980
(6) 25.82 ft on 02/23/2020
(7) 25.15 ft on 12/27/1961
(8) 24.88 ft on 03/18/1935
(9) 24.60 ft on 04/02/1961
(10) 24.60 ft on 05/10/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.70 ft on 04/16/2021 (P)
(2) 19.89 ft on 04/29/2020
(3) 25.82 ft on 02/23/2020
(4) 22.93 ft on 01/20/2020
(5) 19.57 ft on 05/15/2019
(6) 19.54 ft on 04/21/2019
(7) 18.64 ft on 03/04/2019
(8) 20.41 ft on 01/09/2019
(9) 18.28 ft on 04/11/2017
(10) 22.02 ft on 03/22/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.83 ft on 10/25/1952
(2) 1.10 ft on 11/19/1971
(3) 1.38 ft on 09/29/1994
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26 Water is covering most of highway 587.
25 Numerous roads are closed in the vicinity of the water park in Columbia. Some homes are surrounded by water.
24.8 Water begins to top Highway 587.
24 Extensive flooding occurs in Morgantown and Foxworth. Some minor flooding begins in Spring Cottage.
21.5 Water covers Old Highway 35 on the west side of the river.
21 Both river banks at Columbia are overflowing. Widespread lowland flooding is occurring.
18 Low areas along the river are inundated.
17 Low areas near the river begin to flood. Water covers Old Highway 35 on the west side of the river.
15 Camp Lane Road south of columbia on the east side of the river begins to flood.

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