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The US Army Corps of Engineers flood viewer has been updated to the latest crests on the Lower Pearl River, the Lower Mississippi River from Arkansas City to Natchez, and the latest Yazoo backwater area:

Vicksburg Corps of Engineers released their public flood viewer for use by those on the Pearl River and the Yazoo Backwater Area.

The forecast for the Yazoo Backwater area has increased to a crest between 92-93'. The water is currently at 92.11'. At 92.5', approximately 354,000 acres will be inundated in the South MS Delta. The Steele Bayou gates are predicted to re-open around the first of February.

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Here we go again. The Steele Bayou gates have been closed due to the rising Mississippi River. The Yazoo Backwater area is forecast to crest around 92', which will effectively inundate 337,000 acres in the South MS Delta.

Volunteers from an organization called Team Rubicon started working Wednesday in the Eagle Lake community where the Yazoo backwater flood affected many homes earlier this year.

Yazoo Co. Flood Aid event raises funds for backwater flood victims

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Yazoo Co. Flood Aid event raises funds for backwater flood victims

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Holly Buff residents pushing for Yazoo pumps to relieve backwater flooding

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Holly Buff residents pushing for Yazoo pumps to relieve backwater flooding

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The Mississippi Wildlife Federation became the target of a boycott due to its stance on the Yazoo backwater pumps.

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For too long, residents of the South Delta have suffered from flooding that could easily be prevented. Today I joined @SenHydeSmith  to introduce legislation that would immediately overturn EPA’s veto of the Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project. #FinishThePumps 

I was delighted to join @SenHydeSmith  today on the Senate floor to discuss the historic flooding in the South Delta. It's time to #FinishThePumps  & bring certainty back to the thousands of Mississippians who continue to suffer in the Yazoo backwater area.

BREAKING: @SenHydeSmith  asks @realDonaldTrump  to order temporary pumps to remove floodwaters from flooded Yazoo Backwater in southern Mississippi Delta. #mswx  #msleg 

Yazoo Backwater Update: The Steele Bayou gates closed again this morning. The backwater is forecast to crest between 98.0-98.5 ft. The Mississippi River at Greenville only needs 5 more days to break the record for consecutive days above flood stage (which it will easily do).

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A flash flood warning has been issued for the Yazoo backwater area until 845 am. Heavy rain is moving over areas where widespread flooding is already ongoing and may lead to additional flooding. Turn around, don’t drown!

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Latest crest forecasts along the Mississippi River (and Yazoo backwater areas) and how they compare to past floods:

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