Mississippi River dropping, reaching near record low-water mark
Published: June 20,2012
MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Mississippi River is slipping into record low territory, but traffic is not expected to be affected.
The Mississippi River at Vicksburg has fallen from 16.9 feet May 1 to 8.8 feet yesterday. It is predicted to drop to 6.1 feet by July 11 unless there is significant rainfall in the Upper Mississippi region, according to the National Weather Service.
Katelyn Costanza, a senior hydrologist with the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center, tells the Vicksburg Post there’s no relief in sight for the next five to six days.
A year ago, the Mississippi was at 41.8 feet and floodwater was receding from a record high 57.1 feet. If the river falls below 7.5 feet, 2012 will go on record as having one of the lowest water marks ever.
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