Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (MS) Flooding in Mississippi

Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 08:55:36 EDT

Summary: Flooding continues in Mississippi

Flooding continues in south Mississippi as a result of rains from Hurricane Isaac.

Waters are receding in the smaller basins in the south and southwest part of the state, but are still above or near flood stage at some locations on the Tangipahoa River, Bogue Chitto, Black Creek, Wolf River, Biloxi River, and Homochitto Creek.

Mid size streams such as Bowie River at Hattiesburg are cresting this morning.

Larger streams including the Leaf, Chickasawhay, and Pascagoula Rivers are rising and are expected to crest over the weekend.

Several gages had the peak or second highest peak (POR 1971).

Two crews are deployed with trucks and boats to continue verifying ratings on the larger streams.

Approximately 30 discharge measurements have been made documenting the flood.

Sub-Region: Central South; Region: Central United States

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