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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1000 AM CDT WED JUN 24 2015

...UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CLOSES STEELE BAYOU
STRUCTURE DUE TO A RISING MISSISSIPPI RIVER...


THE UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS VICKSBURG DISTRICT CLOSED
THE STEELE BAYOU STRUCTURE NORTH OF VICKSBURG YESTERDAY DUE TO A
RISING MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE LANDSIDE OF THE YAZOO BACKWATER LEVEE
POOL READING IS 82.37 FEET AT 7AM THIS MORNING WHILE THE RIVERSIDE
TAILWATER READING IS 83.56 FEET.

WITH NORMAL RAINFALL ACROSS THE YAZOO BACKWATER AREA...THE POOL
READING SHOULD RISE TO NEAR 86.0 FEET.

WITH AN EXPECTED MISSISSIPPI RIVER CREST AT VICKSBURG OF 42.0 FEET
ON SUNDAY JULY 5TH...THE RIVERSIDE TAILWATER READING SHOULD RISE TO
BETWEEN 88.0 AND 88.5 FEET.

THE STRUCTURE IS NOT EXPECTED TO REOPEN UNTIL WELL AFTER THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT VICKSBURG CRESTS AND THE LANDSIDE POOL READING
IS HIGHER THAN THE RIVERSIDE TAILWATER READING. REOPENING SHOULD NOT
OCCUR UNTIL AT LEAST THE MIDDLE OF JULY.

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MVP



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