Updated Vicksburg Flooding Information

The Corp of Engineers has released an updated timetable for the flood.  57.5 on May 19th in Vicksburg continues to be the best guess, but they have provided some additional information.

All dates are approximate, but it looks like it will be into August before Eagle Lake is drawn back down to the pre-flood level and Highway 465 will not reopen until approximately June 22.  I am curious as to when they will allow travel down the levee prior to 465 reopening so residents can begin moving their belongings back in.  However, I suspect that question will not be answered until big muddy crests and falls to a level where an evaluation of the backwater levee can be conducted.

For updated pictures of the flooding, check out the Vicksburg COE’s facebook page and The Delta Council.


About randywallace
I am a husband, father, attorney, outdoorsman and cook.

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