Mississippi River Levels Being Monitored

Mississippi River Levels Being Monitored

The Shelby County Office of Preparedness is closely monitoring Mississippi River levels as it's expected to approach flood stage next week.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The Shelby County Office of Preparedness is closely monitoring Mississippi River levels as it's expected to approach flood stage next week.

“Together, working with meteorologists with the National Weather Service, we are continuing to closely watch water levels along the Mississippi River and its tributaries,” said Bob Nations, Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness.

Since the flood of 2011, the Shelby County Office of Preparedness has installed real time data equipment to monitor the water levels of area tributaries and creeks.

The Mississippi River is expected to reach flood stage, which is 34 feet, by the middle of next week. That could lead to high water in areas near the Loosahatchie and Wolf Rivers and Nonconnah Creek. Those living and traveling near low-lying areas should stay aware of changes in water levels.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Memphis metro area and outlying areas through next week.

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