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Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center - Mississippi

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Picture of Jackson, MS during the Easter Flood of 1979.

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Mississippi FloodWatch

This map below (from USGS's FloodWatch Web site) shows the current streamflow conditions. USGS sites having at least 30 years of record are used. The data used to produce this map are provisional and have not been reviewed or edited. They may be subject to significant change.

Map of current flood conditions

postscript icon  A postscript (EPS) file of this map is available.

Informative Tools & Links

USGS StreaMail

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USGS StreaMail is a system for accessing real-time river stage and streamflow from hand-held wireless devices, such as cell phones and Blackberries. All you have to do is send an email or text message to "" and use a USGS station number in the "Subject" line. In a few minutes you'll get back an email/text message with the most recent stage and streamflow.

USGS WaterAlert

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Now you can receive instant, customized updates about water conditions by subscribing to WaterAlert, a new service from the U.S. Geological Survey. WaterAlert allows users to receive updates about river flows, groundwater levels, water temperatures, rainfall, and water quality at more than 9,500 sites where USGS collects real-time water information. The Mississippi Water Science Center collects real-time water information at more than 130 sites throughout Mississippi and makes that data available to the public through WaterAlert.

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