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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 at West are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Bentonia
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 26.08 ft on 05/21/1983
(2) 26.00 ft on 12/01/1926
(3) 26.00 ft on 05/01/1930
(4) 25.80 ft on 04/04/2000
(5) 25.41 ft on 01/13/2020
(6) 25.11 ft on 03/16/1973
(7) 24.76 ft on 04/23/1995
(8) 24.48 ft on 12/05/1983
(9) 24.39 ft on 04/30/1991
(10) 24.27 ft on 04/13/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.20 ft on 03/01/2021
(2) 21.47 ft on 04/22/2020
(3) 18.92 ft on 03/08/2020
(4) 21.74 ft on 01/15/2020
(5) 25.41 ft on 01/13/2020
(6) 19.64 ft on 12/26/2019
(7) 20.34 ft on 05/12/2019
(8) 21.19 ft on 04/15/2019
(9) 18.30 ft on 03/07/2019
(10) 24.15 ft on 02/22/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.90 ft on 11/14/1987
(2) 1.90 ft on 09/04/1995
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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29.5 Water is across the surface of State Highway 19 bridge.
26 Water reaches the underclearence of the State Highway 19 bridge.
21 Extensive flooding of agricultural land.
19 Thousands of acres of agricultural land are under water.
17 Several thousand acres of agricultural and lowland become inundated.
15 Lowlands and agricultural land near the river begin to flood.

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