Mississippi River slips above flood stage

Published 8:06 am Friday, January 17, 2020

Around 11 p.m. Thursday, the Mississippi River at Vicksburg slipped above flood stage for the first time in 2020, moving past 43 feet.

As of 7 a.m. Friday, the level was at 43.09, an increase of more than a half a foot in the past 24 hours.

The river is forecast to continue rising through the month, with a crest of 44.5 feet projected for Jan. 28.

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