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Weather service issues Mississippi River flood warning

NATCHEZ — The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a flood warning for the Mississippi River at Natchez from Sunday, May 5, until further notice.

The river is expected to rise and crest above flood stage at 49 feet on the Natchez gauge by Wednesday, May 5.

Flood stage at Natchez is 48 feet.

Water begins to enter the former Belwood Country Club near the Natchez-Adams County Port and Carthage Point Road at 47 feet.

National Weather Service Hydrologist Marty Pope said the rise is common for this time of year.

Two years ago, the river hit a record level of 61.9 feet on the Natchez gauge.