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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Vicksburg are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 50
Moderate Flood Stage: 46
Flood Stage: 43
Action Stage: 35
Low Stage (in feet): 5

Historic Crests
(1) 57.10 ft on 05/19/2011
(2) 56.20 ft on 05/04/1927
(3) 53.20 ft on 02/21/1937
(4) 52.80 ft on 06/06/1929
(5) 52.50 ft on 04/28/1922
(6) 51.60 ft on 05/13/1973
(7) 51.50 ft on 02/15/1916
(8) 51.47 ft on 03/12/2019
(9) 51.00 ft on 04/20/2008
(10) 50.46 ft on 04/13/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 45.81 ft on 04/15/2021
(2) 50.46 ft on 04/13/2020
(3) 51.47 ft on 03/12/2019
(4) 49.94 ft on 03/15/2018
(5) 48.50 ft on 05/25/2017
(6) 43.32 ft on 03/18/2016
(7) 50.23 ft on 01/15/2016
(8) 37.32 ft on 12/14/2015
(9) 45.96 ft on 07/26/2015
(10) 37.84 ft on 06/08/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -7.00 ft on 02/03/1940
(2) -6.80 ft on 11/01/1939
(3) -5.80 ft on 01/06/1964
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55 Highway 61 north of Vicksburg is flooded.
54 Road is inundated at the intersection of Levee Street, North Washington Street, and First East Street.
52 Most of Hutson Street in Vicksburg is inundated.
51 In Vicksburg, most streets west of Hutson Street are flooded.
50 Water reaches the south end of Hutson Street. Hall Road at Cedars Road is closed and several businesses on Highway 61 South are flooded in the Vicksburg area.
49.5 In Vicksburg, the west side of Thompson Lake Road up to the railroad is inundated.
49 The river reaches Hall Road at Cedars Road and the edge of Cedars School Circle on the west side in Vicksburg. Vicksburg Floodwall gate at China Street is closed.
48 Culverts in South Vicksburg west of Highway 61 South are full. Low lying businesses near the railroad begin to take on water.
47.8 Vicksburg Floodwall Gate at Clay Street is closed.
46.8 LeTourneau Technologies experiences flooding problems. Vicksburg Floodwallgate number 7 at lumber yard is closed.
46.5 Portions of Highway 465, Eagle Lake Road and several houses are underwater. Portions of Letourneau Road in South Vicksburg are flooded.
46 Water level reaches the grain bins at the Bunge Grain facility.
45.2 Vicksburg Floodwall Gate at South Street is closed.
45 Ford and Kings Subdivision at Williams Street begin to flood.
44.6 Residence on Williams Street in Vicksburg begins to flood.
44 Ford and Kings Subdivision at Pittman Road and Mary's Alley begins to flood.
43.5 Long Lake Subdivision is completely flooded. Vicksburg Floodwall gates at train depot and the lumber yard gate 8 are closed.
43 Jackson Lane in North Vicksburg begins to flood.
42 Bunge Grain facility near St. Joseph Louisiana ceases loading operations. Chickasaw Road is going under water just west of Chickasaw Community.
41.5 Water reaches the slab of the first structure in the Chickasaw Bayou Subdivision.
41.2 Long Lake Road is under water starting where the low road to the island takes off south. Access to Long Lake Community requires a boat. Chickasaw Road goes under water just west of the Chickasaw Community.
41 The storm water drain valves are closed at the flood gates along the Vicksburg Water Front.
40.5 Shady Lane Drive becomes impassable. Long Lake Road becomes impassable just north of Cypress Drive.
39.5 The Long Lake Road to Eagle Lake Road becomes impassable about 1 mile north of the Long Lake Community.
38.8 The Vicksburg FloodWall Gate at Crawford street is closed.
36.5 Water begins to affect the Long Lake Community. The low road to Kings Island becomes impassable.
35 Several thousand acres of farm, agricultural, and bottom land flood. In the Yazoo Backwater Area north of the city, hunting camps and forested land begin to flood.

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