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Forecasters predict rapid rise along lower Mississippi River
from The AP
February 21, 2018 -

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The National Weather Service is predicting a rapid rise along the lower Mississippi River in the next two weeks.

Forecasters predict minor flooding in at least some points below where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Tarver says that heavy rain in the Midwest will send a pulse of water downriver.

The river is predicted to crest at Memphis, Tennessee, and points north by March 4, with crests coming later downstream.

So far, the flooding is not predicted to be severe, with water covering mostly woods, fields and some low-lying roads.

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a
* Flood Advisory for
  The Mississippi River At Natchez.
* until Wednesday evening.
* At 11:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 38.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 48.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to near 47.4 feet Sunday March 12.
* Impact...At 47.0 feet...Water begins to enter the former Belwood
  Golf Course and Carthage Point Road area south of Natchez.
* Impact...At 45.0 feet...Water under some buildings around Fort
  Adams, Mississippi.
* Impact...At 43.0 feet...Water covers Thornburg Lake Road in the area
  known as Anna`s Bottom which is north of Natchez. Also, Lake Mary
  Road is under water.

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