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Moderate to major flooding continues on area rivers

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Published: Feb. 14, 2020 at 3:55 PM CST
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Rivers will continue flooding through early next week or beyond. Remember rivers can still rise, even though rain has stopped falling.

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THE PEARL RIVER AT BURNSIDE NEAR PHILADELPHIA Friday afternoon, the river level was reported at 15.85 feet. Flood stage is 13.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring. The water level has crested and is subsiding. The river is expected to subside to below flood stage on Wednesday. More rain next week may mean more flooding. THE PEARL RIVER AT EDINBURG On Friday afternoon, the river level was reported at 26.99 feet. Flood stage is 20.0 feet. Moderate flood stage is 26.0 feet. Moderate flooding is occurring. The water level crested on Thursday and is slowly subsiding now. The river is expected to subside to below moderate flood stage by Monday morning, but it will remain above flood stage beyond the end of the current forecast, which ends Wednesday morning. THE CHICKASAWHAY RIVER AT ENTERPRISE On Friday afternoon, the river level was reported at 23.21 feet. Flood stage is 25.0 feet. No flooding is occurring, and the flood warning has been cancelled. THE SUCARNOOCHEE RIVER AT LIVINGSTON On Friday afternoon, the river level was reported at 23.63 feet. Flood stage is 18.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring. The water level has crested and is slowly subsiding. It will subside to below flood stage on Monday. THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT DEMOPOLIS On Friday afternoon, the river was reported at 82.27 feet. Flood stage is 68 feet. Moderate flood stage is 77 feet. Moderate flooding is occurring. A crest near 84.7 feet is expected late Sunday or early Monday. The river will be above moderate flood stage beyond the current forecast, which ends Wednesday morning. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding. THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT COFFEEVILLE On Friday afternoon, the river was reported at 40.37 feet. Flood stage is 29.0 feet. Moderate flood stage is 40.0 feet. Moderate flooding is occurring. The river will continue rising to 42.5 feet on Tuesday, but there is no sign of a crest, and the river will be above moderate flood stage beyond the current forecast period, which ends Wednesday morning. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding. THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT GAINESVILLE On Friday afternoon, the river level was reported 115.08 feet. Flood stage is 101.0 feet. Moderate flood stage is 110.0 feet. Moderate flooding is occurring. The river is expected to crest near 116.4 feet late Saturday or early Sunday. It will slowly subside and drop below moderate flood levels by late Monday, but the river will stay above flood stage beyond the current forecast, which ends Wednesday morning. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding. THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT BEVILL LOCK AND DAM On Friday afternoon, the river level was reported at 139.93 feet. Flood stage is 122.0 feet. Moderate flood stage is 135.0 feet. Major flood stage is 138.0 feet. Major flooding is occurring. The river is likely near its crest and will begin slowly subsiding later tonight. It will subside to below major flood stage on Saturday, then below moderate flood stage on Sunday. It is currently expected to subside to below flood stage on Tuesday, but more rain early next week may prolong the flooding. THE NOXUBEE RIVER AT MACON On Friday afternoon, the river level was reported at 34.40 feet. Flood stage is 26.0 feet. Moderate flood stage is 33.0 feet. Moderate flooding is occurring. The river has crested and is slowly subsiding. The river is expected to subside to below moderate flood stage on Saturday morning, then below flood stage on Wednesday morning. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding.

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