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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Whisky Chitto Creek near Mittie are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 32.80 ft on 05/18/1953
(2) 25.80 ft on 06/29/1989
(3) 25.70 ft on 06/01/1886
(4) 25.67 ft on 12/28/1982
(5) 24.75 ft on 11/30/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.27 ft on 10/11/2020
(2) 14.40 ft on 09/27/2020
(3) 19.96 ft on 05/10/2019
(4) 23.29 ft on 03/31/2018
(5) 22.77 ft on 04/05/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.92 ft on 09/06/2000
(2) 1.98 ft on 10/31/2000
(3) 2.05 ft on 07/28/2008
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32.79 The river is at its flood of record. Major to catastrophic flooding will occur.
29 The creek is over a mile wide with several homes flooded. Large sections of Carpters Bridge, Baggett and Tenmile roads will have several feet of water over them.
26 Hwy 26 has 2 to 3 feet of water over it.
24 Several structures in the Simmons Settlement community begin to flood.
23 Numerous Secondary roads near Whisky Chitto creek begin to flood. Some spots on Hwy 26 have between one and two feet of water over the road. Highway 26 will be closed.
22 Water is over highway 26 in the vicinity of the bridge. Water may cover highway 377 when the creek is rising and forecast to reach 22 feet and subject to being closed. Water also begins to threaten the community of Simmons Settlement.
20 Moderate lowland flooding along the creek will occur. When the creek is rising and forecast to reach 20 feet, highway 377 may have water beginning to cover it.
18.2 Carpenter's Bridge Road is flooded.
15 Minor lowland flooding near the creek will occur with Willards Camp Road as well as other secondary roads near the creek flooded.

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