Mississippi River rising to 48 foot flood crest update 5/8

Mississippi River rising to 48 foot flood crest update 5/8

Postby Brad C » Mon May 02, 2011 5:25 pm

948 PM CDT SAT MAY 7 2011

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT MEMPHIS
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* THIS INCORPORATES ONGOING OPERATIONS AT BIRDS POINT NEW MADRID FLOODWAY.
* AT 9 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 47.2 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* MAXIMUM FORECAST STAGE OF 48.0 FEET TUESDAY MORNING...MAY 10.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 34.0 FEET.
* THE RIVER IS ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AND WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR
48.0 FEET BY TUESDAY MORNING...MAY 10. THE RIVER WILL BE NEAR 48.0 FEET
FOR UP TO 24 HOURS...AND THEN BEGIN FALLING VERY SLOWLY.
* AT 44.0 FEET...WATER HAS BACKED UP THE LOOSAHATCIE RIVER TO AROUND HIGHWAY
14. THE WOLF RIVER HAS BACKED UP TO NEAR JACKSON AVENUE. NONCONNAH CREEK
HAS BACKED UP TO LAMAR AVENUE. BACKWATER IS RISING AND SPREADING OUT ALONG
THE MENTIONED TRIBUTARIES.
* AT 45.0 FEET...THE ROAD TO SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT IS FLOODED.
* AT 46.0 FEET...THE SOUTH END OF TOM LEE PARK BEGINS TO FLOOD. RIVERSIDE
DRIVE AT BEALE STREET IS BEGINNING TO FLOOD.
* AT 47.0 FEET...NORTH EVACUATION ROAD FROM HARBORTOWN IS UNDER WATER.
DWELLINGS ON THE NORTH END OF THE MEMPHIS HARBOR ARE BEGINNING TO FLOOD.
* AT 48.0 FEET...RIVERSIDE DRIVE IN MEMPHIS AND TOM LEE PARK ARE
FLOODED.

Here is a list of the last 10 highest crests.
(1) 48.70 ft on 02/10/1937
--- 48.00 feet will slot in right here. ---
(2) 45.80 ft on 04/23/1927
(3) 40.76 ft on 03/14/1997
(4) 40.50 ft on 05/08/1973
(5) 40.50 ft on 02/22/1950
(6) 40.30 ft on 03/07/1975
(7) 40.20 ft on 05/22/1961
(8) 39.20 ft on 04/06/1945
(9) 39.20 ft on 05/15/1983
(10) 39.10 ft on 06/01/1995

Mississippi River at Memphis
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Wolf River at Hollywood St.
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Wolf River at Jackson Ave. (Raleigh)
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Wolf River at Germantown.
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Re: Mississippi River rising to 48 foot flood crest

Postby cinaibur » Mon May 02, 2011 8:56 pm

I saw this as well today. It is not looking good. I work at ALSAC/St. Jude and they were sandbagging the entire campus today. If the water hits 48 feet, it will be on our property. We are working out contingency plans now to keep fundraising operations open.
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Re: Mississippi River rising to 48 foot flood crest

Postby OutCast » Mon May 02, 2011 11:32 pm

Yeah at 4am Monday the Casinos in Tunica shut down and armored trucks carted all the money away. The casinos float on water but the hotels are on land....flooded. Three of the casinos won't be open till June.
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Re: Mississippi River rising to 48 foot flood crest

Postby Brad C » Tue May 03, 2011 12:01 am

cinaibur wrote:I saw this as well today. It is not looking good. I work at ALSAC/St. Jude and they were sandbagging the entire campus today. If the water hits 48 feet, it will be on our property. We are working out contingency plans now to keep fundraising operations open.

I was at SJ Monday adding some devices to the fire alarm. They have a lot of contingency plans based on the height of the river and if "X" happens to the levee, flood wall, or pump station. The Gayoso Bayou goes under the campus. It can be seen exiting to the north between CGMP and the north garage. If there is a breach of some kind the bayou would fill up.
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