2011 River Stages - Flooding Information
As of Wednesday, June 22, the Mississippi River was below flood stage at all Mississippi locations. The Missouri River is impacting us and will result in slightly higher levels at some locations in the next 10 days. However, the river will remain below flood stage.
Being prepared for this major flooding event can help us prevent the loss of lives and property. This information is presented to help you plan and cope with these difficult times. As always your thoughts, comments and ideas are welcomed.
|Water Level Information (crest / level))|
|Gauge (zero)*||1927||1937||1973||2011**||June 30
|Arkansas City (96.66')||59.2'||53.9'||47.6'||53.1'||28.6'||24.3'|
|*Add gauge zero to stage height to determine ground elevation of water level.|
|**Projection based on 6/21//2011 data.|
|Date of Crest and Other Data|
|*Projection based on 6/22/2011 data|
|The flood waters flowing over a levee in the Mississippi
Delta causes significant damage to homes, farms, wildlife
|Flood waters from the rising Mississippi River overtakes
farmland and row crops in the Delta.
|Land in the Mississippi Delta is quickly being flooded
by the rising Mississippi River and tributaries.
|A cornfield south of Yazoo City is inundated by flood
|Photos by Scott Corey/Ag Communications
May 17, 2011
Other Important Data: June 22
Row Crop Replanting After Flooding
Extension and MAFES agronomic crop specialists and researchers recently published a publication with information about late season planting and crop management. Note: This publication is no longer available as of 04/24/2013.
Survivors of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from April 15-28, 2011 in Mississippi should apply now for federal assistance. Assistance for eligible survivors is available in the form of grants for temporary housing, basic home repairs, other serious disaster-related needs and low interest disaster loans. Renters, homeowners and business owners may apply for help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. You can register for federal assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). You can also visit m.fema.gov from your mobile device for information or visit the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency website.
Publications and Information Sheets
News Features and Releases
|May 20, 2011 - Yazoo Flooding (Farmweek TV)||May 13, 2011 - U.S. Corps of Engineers lays 4 miles of heavy plastic to protect Yazoo Backwater Levee (Farmweek TV)||May 13, 2011 - South Delta residents advised to "know their elevation" (Farmweek TV)||May 6, 2011 - South Delta flooding forecast (Farmweek TV)|
|Using Pumps to Protect Property During a Flood (U.S. Corp of Engineers)||Sandbagging: Building a Levee (U.S. Corp of Engineers)|