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Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Memphis are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 46
Moderate Flood Stage: 40
Flood Stage: 34
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): -5

Historic Crests
(1) 48.70 ft on 02/10/1937
(2) 48.03 ft on 05/10/2011
(3) 45.80 ft on 04/23/1927
(4) 41.37 ft on 03/04/2019 (P)
(5) 40.76 ft on 03/14/1997 (P)
(6) 40.50 ft on 05/08/1973
(7) 40.50 ft on 02/22/1950
(8) 40.32 ft on 03/07/1975
(9) 40.18 ft on 05/22/1961
(10) 39.59 ft on 01/08/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 41.37 ft on 03/04/2019 (P)
(2) 39.44 ft on 03/09/2018
(3) 35.99 ft on 05/14/2017
(4) 39.59 ft on 01/08/2016
(5) 32.12 ft on 07/15/2015
(6) 26.24 ft on 04/15/2014
(7) 33.98 ft on 05/11/2013
(8) 24.55 ft on 02/07/2012
(9) 48.03 ft on 05/10/2011
(10) 36.52 ft on 03/22/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -12.04 ft on 10/17/2023
(2) -10.81 ft on 10/21/2022
(3) -10.70 ft on 07/10/1988
(4) -9.80 ft on 09/19/2012
(5) -9.20 ft on 01/03/2000
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50 In Tennessee, the Coast Guard Base is mostly flooded and the south end of Island Drive on Mud Island is flooded.
49 Weaver Road in southwest Memphis floods.
48.7 Record flood.
48 In Memphis, portions of Riverside Drive are covered. West Mitchell Road is flooded near Cypress Creek.
47 In Tennessee, north evacuation road from Harbortown is under water. Dwellings on the north end of the Memphis Harbor are beginning to flood. North Mud Island Road is flooded. South Riverside Drive is flooding in spots. Sax Road begins to flood. West side of Tom Lee Park is flooded. Riverport Road is flooding.
46 In Memphis, Riverside Drive at Beale Street is flooded. Tom Lee Park begins to flood. North Mud Island Road is being covered.
45 In Memphis, the west end of Beale Street is flooded. DeWitt Spain Airport and the west end of Rivergate Drive are flooded. Canadian National tracks are covered at Rivergate Drive. Riverside Marina is inundated.
44 In Memphis, Highway 51 is beginning to flood at North Watkins Street. DeWitt Spain Airport starts to flood and North Second Street is flooded north of the Wolf River at Stiles Drive. Nonconnah Creek has backed up to Lamar Avenue. Houses and streets just east of Cypress Creek and north of West Mitchell Road are flooding. Apartments on Mud Island between I-40 and A. W. Willis Avenue are beginning to flood. Coast Guard facilities are beginning to flood.
43 In Memphis, the subdivision just east of Cypress Creek begins to flood. The west end of Rivergate Drive is flooding.
42 In Arkansas, the grain terminal across the river from President's Island is beginning to flood.
40 In Tennessee, homesteads on Robinson Crusoe Island are flooding. There is extensive backwater flooding along the Wolf and Loosahatchie Rivers in western Shelby County. Refinery docks are beginning to flood.
38 In Memphis, the fuel terminal just south of the river gauge is flooding.
37 In Arkansas, the grain terminal and nearby businesses south of West Memphis are being covered by water. At Memphis, the fuel facility south of the river gauge is flooding.
36 In Tennessee, water is edging onto the Fullen Dock area. Roads on the north side of the Loosahatchie River near its mouth are beginning to flood. Riverside Park Marina begins to flood.
34 In Arkansas, the camp on Robinson Road right inside the levee is totally flooded. Roads to industries inside the levee south of West Memphis are flooding.
33 In Memphis, Rivergate Drive could begin to flood north of the rail yards. In Arkansas, settlement at Blue Lake is flooded. Most secondary roads east of the Arkansas Levee are covered.
32 In Arkansas, the road to the dwelling on the south end of Island 40 Chute is flooding. The levee near Danner Lake has water on it. Water is up to most of the levee west of Island 40 Chute and on south to I-55. Most land between Memphis and West Memphis is covered by water.
30 In Memphis, the boat landing on the north end of Mud Island at the mouth of the Wolf River is covered. In Arkansas, recreational vehicle park south of West Memphis starts to flood. Dacus Lake Road is flooding north and south of I-40. The river is against the toe of the levee from the north Shelby County line south to near Sulcer Road. Water is encroaching the levee near the south end of Island 40 Chute. The camp near Mound City is flooding. Water is beginning to flood the settlement near Blue Lake.
29 In Arkansas, the evacuation route from camps south of Hopefield Chute is cut off. Water is lapping at the levee near Sulcer Road west of South Lake. River is touching the levee at Blue Lake.
28 In Arkansas, Dacus Lake Road under the I-55 Bridge begins to flood. Water is encroaching on the levee south of Blue Lake. The road to Island 40 begins to flood.
27 In Arkansas, backwater is touching the levee at many places west of Brandywine Chute. Water is beginning to touch the levee between I-40 and I-55. Campsites south of Hopefield Chute are beginning to flood. Much of the land between Memphis and West Memphis is flooded.
26 In Arkansas, the road to houses and camps on Beef Islands 10 and 11 are beginning to flood. In Tennessee, many swamps along the river in the western part of Shelby Forest are beginning to flood.
25 In Arkansas, water is flowing over Robinson Road into fields just west of Dacus Lake Road. In Tennessee, the roads along the river south of Shelby Forest are beginning to go under water. Fields begin to flood in extreme southwestern Shelby County near Horn Lake.
24 In Arkansas, roads begin to flood near Poker Point Landing. In Tennessee, Gabe Road going to Robinson Crusoe Island is beginning to flood.
23 In Arkansas, fields begin to flood near Poker Point Landing. Hopefield Chute begins to spread over Robinson Crusoe Road.
22 In Tennessee, roads on Beef Islands 10 and 11 begin to flood. The flood gate at the north end of DeWitt Spain Airport needs to be closed.
21 In Tennessee, the road to Brandywine Island is covered by backwater.
20 In Memphis, the lowest flood gates at DeWitt Spain Airport are shut.
(1) View upstream (stage = -6.8 ft)
(2) Mud Island (stage = -6.8 ft)
(3) Mud Island (stage = 35.6 ft)
(4) Mud Island (stage = 35.6 ft)
(5) View south w/river ice Jan 4, 2001

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