5 p.m. update: River expected to beat record Wednesday

Published 4:53 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2011

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi River’s floodwaters are expected to rise beyond historic levels at Natchez sometime Wednesday.

The river level is expected to be at 58.3 feet Wednesday morning, and is projected to rise to 59.2 feet over the next 24 hours.

The high water record for the river at Natchez is 58.04 feet, set Feb. 21, 1937.

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Current National weather Service projections say the river will continue to rise until it crests at 64 feet May 21.

Flood stage at Natchez is 48 feet.

Until flood worries wane, The Natchez Democrat will post daily river updates at noon and 5 p.m. Breaking news and other alerts will be posted throughout the day, as available. Also, a live feed of the Natchez river level is constantly updated 24-7 on our home page.

Send flood-related questions or submit flood photographs to newsroom@natchezdemocrat.com