Mississippi River at Memphis moves to 41-foot crest in a week

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 26, 2019 6:16 AM CT | Published: February 25, 2019 4:55 PM CT

The Mississippi River at Memphis is expected to crest at 41 feet next week, the fourth-highest level ever recorded on the Memphis gauge. Flood control measures move to checking levees starting Tuesday, with the river level well below the record 1937 flood and the 2011 flood.


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