Another Winter Flood Rolling Down the River

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Another winter-time flood is once again rolling down the mighty Mississippi. While spring is the time commonly associated with river flooding, this is now the second time in three years cities along the river in the Delta are bracing for river crests above flood stage. Upstream the Ohio River crested over the weekend, and the wall of water is now headed downriver from Cairo, Illinois. The river is predicted to crest 3 feet above flood stage at Tunica by Saturday, reaching Helena-West Helena Sunday, Greenville by Monday, and Vicksburg by Tuesday. In Greenville the river expected to reach flood-stage of 48 feet during the day on Friday, cresting at 49 feet from Monday through Wednesday before dropping back below flood stage again on the 19th.



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