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Rivers rising to moderate flood levels

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Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 7:41 PM CST
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Rivers are beginning to exceed moderate flood levels as they continue rising with additional rain runoff. Most rivers will start subsiding this weekend, but additional rain next week may prolong or even increase the flood threat on the rivers.

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THE PEARL RIVER AT BURNSIDE NEAR PHILADELPHIA Wednesday evening, the river level was reported at 18.05 feet. Flood stage is 13.0 feet. Moderate flood stage is 16.0 feet. Moderate flooding is occurring. The river is likely near its crest and is expected to subside to minor flood levels late Saturday. The river will likely remain above flood stage beyond the current forecast period, which ends Monday evening. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding. THE PEARL RIVER AT EDINBURG On Tuesday evening, the river level was reported at 27.38 feet. Flood stage is 20.0 feet. Moderate flood stage is 26.0 feet. Moderate flooding is occurring. The river is rising and is expected to crest near 28.0 feet on Thursday and then slowly subside. The river is expected to be above moderate flood stage beyond the current forecast period, which ends Monday evening. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding. THE CHICKASAWHAY RIVER AT ENTERPRISE On Wednesday evening, the river level was reported at 25.31 feet. Flood stage is 25.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring. The river is expected to rise steadily and crest on Wednesday near 27.0 feet, and then subside to below flood stage on Saturday. THE SUCARNOOCHEE RIVER AT LIVINGSTON On Wednesday evening, the river level was reported at 22.61 feet. Flood stage is 18.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring. The river is expected to rise to a crest of 23.2 feet late Wednesday night. It is expected to subside to below flood stage on Monday. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding. THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT DEMOPOLIS On Wednesday evening, the river was reported at 79.82 feet. Flood stage is 68 feet. Moderate flood stage is 77 feet. Moderate flooding is occurring. It will crest near 85.4 feet late Sunday and begin slowly subsiding afterward. It will remain well above its moderate flood stage beyond the current forecast period, which ends Monday evening. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding. THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT COFFEEVILLE On Wednesday evening, the river was reported at 38.33 feet. Flood stage is 29.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring. The river is expected to steadily rise through Saturday morning to its moderate flood stage of 40.0 feet and up to 40.7 feet by Monday morning. There is no indication of a crest through the forecast period, which ends Monday evening. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding. THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT GAINESVILLE On Wednesday evening, the river level was reported 112.4 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 116.3 feet on Friday, then begin subsiding. It will subside to below its moderate flood level on Monday, but it will stay above flood stage beyond the current forecast period, which ends Monday evening. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding. THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT BEVILL LOCK AND DAM On Wednesday evening, the river level was reported at 134.98 feet. Flood stage is 122.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring. The river is expected to rise above its 135-foot moderate flood stage tonight and crest near 137.8 feet late Thursday. The river will slowly subside to below moderate flood stage on Saturday, but it will remain above flood stage beyond the end of the current forecast period, which ends Monday evening. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding. THE NOXUBEE RIVER AT MACON On Wednesday evening, the river level was reported at 34.05 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. It will subside to below moderate flood stage on Friday, but it will remain above flood stage beyond the current forecast period, which ends Monday evening. More rain early next week may prolong the flooding.

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