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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 at Ratliff's Ferry are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Locations Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Ross Barnett Reservoir
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 315
Moderate Flood Stage: 310
Flood Stage: 303
Action Stage: 302
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 313.10 ft on 04/14/1979
(2) 309.37 ft on 02/14/2020
(3) 306.67 ft on 02/26/2003
(4) 305.96 ft on 03/15/2016
(5) 305.50 ft on 04/11/2014
(6) 304.06 ft on 04/06/2017
(7) 303.07 ft on 01/20/2013
(8) 303.03 ft on 04/07/2000
(9) 303.01 ft on 04/08/2001
(10) 303.01 ft on 09/08/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 309.37 ft on 02/14/2020
(2) 304.06 ft on 04/06/2017
(3) 305.96 ft on 03/15/2016
(4) 300.65 ft on 05/03/2014
(5) 305.50 ft on 04/11/2014
(6) 303.07 ft on 01/20/2013
(7) 301.16 ft on 03/26/2012
(8) 303.01 ft on 09/08/2011
(9) 301.33 ft on 10/17/2009
(10) 302.51 ft on 12/16/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 294.82 ft on 12/05/2007
(2) 294.94 ft on 11/29/2005
(3) 295.18 ft on 10/15/2006
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315 Extensive widespread flooding is occurring, especilly south of the river. Water is covering parts of the Natchez Trace Parkway to the north and Highway 25 to the south. Water is inside the former Ratliff's Ferry Trading Post building, trailer and homes near the store.
314 Water is getting close to the former Ratliff's Ferry Trading Post.
310 Widespread flooding is occurring especially south of the river.
303 Minor overbank flooding is occurring along the reach of the river.
(1) Upstream view from gage - Stage 296.6 feet
(2) Downstream view from gage - stage 296.6 feet
(3) Gage house and boat ramp

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