No flooding expected at Res

No flooding expected at Res


RIDGELAND — No significant flooding is expected here due to an announced increase in the discharge from the Ross Barnett Reservoir, according to city officials.

“We are not expecting any flooding relating specifically to the increase in the Ross Barnett flow,” said Public Works Director Alan Hart.

Officials have increased the discharge from the Barnett Reservoir to 30,000 CFS (cubic feet per second), according to a press release from the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District.

“This increase is due to the current river flow and forecasted rain events,” the release issued on Tuesday, Feb. 14, says.. 

At the time of the release, the lake stood at 297.45 feet above mean sea level. 

The gage at Jackson is predicted to crest at 31 feet on Thursday morning, Feb. 16. 

“Although this is still considered minor flooding, creeks and streams will begin backing up and some low-lying street flooding should be expected,” the release said. 

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