Memphis area begins to feel the flood

high water

at 35.5 feet on the Memphis Gauge, water laps over the bank at the ramp-parking lot at the north end of Mud Island - Memphis (the River will crest 10' higher)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s National Weather Service keeps tabs on  Mississippi River conditions.  If you are watching the river stages in anticipation of historic flooding next week, here are some interesting related links.

This  is the official NOAA Lower Mississippi flood projections (Memphis Levels highlighted)

Link updated daily

Mayor Lutrell has declared a state of emergency in Shelby County,It’s a pretty powerless feeling, watching the river rise.  If you are in an at risk area take all precautions.  Our thoughts are with all the victims of the storms and tornadoes that have ravaged the South over the last few days.

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