Mississippi River drops below flood stage

Published 3:37 pm Thursday, May 21, 2020

For the first time in three months, the Mississippi River at Vicksburg is below flood stage.

According to the National Weather Service, the Mississippi was at 42.8 feet Wednesday and forecast to reach 41.9 feet Monday. Flood Stage is 43 feet.

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, the last time the Mississippi at Vicksburg was below flood stage was mid-February.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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