Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mississippi River Update

The river is about at crest at Caruthersville, MO.

Downstream at Osceola, the river is within a foot of the forecast crest which is expected Monday:

Memphis is the next gaging station where the river is predicted to come close to the all-time record stage of the Great Flood of 1937, and has already passed the level of the other great flood in 1927:
Click to enlarge hydrographs. 
There are mandatory evacuations in Memphis. Rail and barge shipping are shut down in the area.

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