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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Escatawpa River above Orange Grove are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.90 ft on 09/28/1998
(2) 10.90 ft on 08/31/2012
(3) 10.25 ft on 08/29/2005
(4) 10.16 ft on 07/02/2003
(5) 10.08 ft on 03/30/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.70 ft on 01/04/2019
(2) 5.49 ft on 05/27/2018
(3) 9.49 ft on 06/25/2017
(4) 7.67 ft on 01/04/2017
(5) 4.33 ft on 03/19/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.24 ft on 01/03/2012
(2) -1.21 ft on 01/01/2018
(3) -1.00 ft on 02/15/2015
(4) -0.93 ft on 11/27/2014
(5) -0.58 ft on 01/20/2019
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12 Sections of major roadways will be flooded, including Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 90. Subdivisions and camps around the area will be inaccessible by automobile. Evacuations may be necessary.
11.9 Flood of Record occurred on September 28, 1998. Fishing camps will flood. Water will approach U.S. Highway 90 in Orange Grove. Moderate flooding of subdivisions along the river is expected.
10 Flooding of some homes and business structures will occur along U.S. Highway 90 and subdivisions along the river. Access roads to the river will be flooded.
8 Flooding will occur at low spots along U.S. Highway 90 from Orange Grove to Moss Point. Some residences and business structures will be threatened.

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