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Flood Warning

Expires 2:10 AM EST on February 22, 2019
Statement as of 7:10 PM CST on February 20, 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
the Big Black River near Bentonia
* from Thursday morning until further notice.
* At 6:15 PM Wednesday the stage was 20.6 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage tomorrow morning
and will continue to rise to near 27.5 feet Wednesday evening February 27.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 27.2 feet
on Jan 6 2019.
* Impact... at 26.5 feet... flooding of agricultural land has more than
doubled in the last 1.5 feet rise.
* Impact... at 25.0 feet... extensive flooding of agricultural land is
* Impact... at 23.5 feet... agricultural land near the river begins to
* Impact... at 22.0 feet... low lying Woodland areas along the river
begins to flood.
* Impact... at 21.0 feet... minor low land flooding occurs along the

              Flood observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Thu Fri Sat crest time date

Lower Big Black River
Bentonia 22 20.6 Wed 06 PM 21.7 24.6 25.7 27.5 06 PM 02/27

Lat... Lon 3256 9064 3281 9012 3291 9006 3285 8987
      3272 8996 3245 9052

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