River forecast to drop at Memphis despite Midwest flooding

By , Daily Memphian Published: March 20, 2019 11:34 AM CT
<strong>The Mississippi River is forecast to rise slightly this week before beginning a drop to below flood stage by the end of the month. The agencies that watch the flow of the river remain in "flood fight" status, given historic flooding to the north. The river reached its fourth-highest recorded level, 41.3 feet, on the Memphis gauge earlier this month.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The Mississippi River is forecast to rise slightly this week before beginning a drop to below flood stage by the end of the month. The agencies that watch the flow of the river remain in "flood fight" status, given historic flooding to the north. The river reached its fourth-highest recorded level, 41.3 feet, on the Memphis gauge earlier this month. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The Mississippi River is forecast to rise slightly this week before beginning a drop to below flood stage by the end of the month. But the agencies that watch the flow of the river remain in "flood fight" status, given historic flooding to the north.

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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