Sunday, February 16, 2020

Flood Update: Crest Forecast Lowered

Watch Governor's Sunday Morning Press Conference Below. 
River was 36.3 feet at 10:00 AM.

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District issued the following statement.

Barnett Reservoir officials said the 33,000-acre lake stabilized overnight, allowing them to hold the release of water through the dam to lower than expected amounts Sunday morning, which should reduce the peak of downstream flooding.

After a 9 a.m. National Weather Service conference call, the forecast crest of the river in Jackson was lowered half a foot to 37.5 on the Highway 80 gauge and is now set for Monday morning.

“At about 3 a.m., we saw the lake respond to our incremental increases of discharge and we decided not to make our last increase to a rate of 80,000 cubic feet per second,” said John Sigman, General Manager of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, an agency of the State of Mississippi that operates Barnett Reservoir. “We stayed with a 78,000 CFS release and now plan to reduce that to 76,000 CFS at 10 a.m.

“We plan to hold at that release level for 18 to 24 hours and monitor both the lake and the river. We need to recover storage space in the lake, because the forecast is calling for one to two inches of rain on Tuesday.”

Sigman said by keeping outflow in line with or ahead of the inflows, the lake can recover storage space.

Kingfish note: Watch Governor Tate Reeve's press conference this morning.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where is Mayor Lumumba? He should be there, no matter what. Pretty sad. But I’m sure he’ll have his hand out at some point.

PATHETIC.

Anonymous said...

Botched, BOTCHED by Sigman and PRVSWD. They flooded people unnecessarily.

Anonymous said...

11:23, please explain how they flooded people unnecessarily? I bet you won’t respond because you don’t know what you are talking about. Thank goodness that damn weed hasn’t been killed and the lake was a lot lower than it normally is this time of year.

And Lumumba, he’s been pretty mum, saving up for his speech about a racist flood here shortly.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness that damn weed hasn’t been killed and the lake was a lot lower than it normally is this time of year.

That was the saving grace from a couple of weeks back. Not this time. Sigman and Co BOTCHED the first 48 hours of response. They BLEW it. They could have kept the river at 35.5 or lower for the duration of the event.

Anonymous said...

@5:56 please tell us how. Please tell us how the Ross Barnett Reservoir could hold more water than it has room for. TELL US!

Anonymous said...

8:11. Maybe they would rather flood the area downstream than up stream.

Anonymous said...

5:56 -- Just what knowledge, experience, or anything do you have that provides you with the ability to make such an authoritive statement? Just how could Sigman et.al.have done what you claim - and on what basis.

I call bullshit on your entire comment; its easy to make such a claim behind an anonymous name, without ANYTHING to support your claim of someone else's failure.

Step up please. Give us your facts. Otherwise STFU and go back to your couch and cheetos

Anonymous said...

I know John Sigman personally and professionally.

Now you can like John Sigman, or you can not like John Sigman. Everybody has an opinion. But I see no evidence that shows he goofed anything up in this situation. The best I can tell, they handled everything the right way.

Anonymous said...

5:56 & 9:13 with all the space between your ears, we could have stored most of the excess water coming into the reservoir. Do you have any frik'n clue to how much an inflow of 76,000 cubic feet per second is, how big the Pearl River Basin is that contributes to that flow? And don't forget to factor in the rainfall through out the basin above the reservoir, and the predicted rainfall to come
John Sigman doesn't make the decision alone. There is a consolidated meeting of the National Weather Service, Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg and New Orleans, along with all the Emergency Managements all the way down the Pearl through Louisiana, but being the mental giants you two are, I'm sure from watching "Disaster Dave" on Chnl 16 you don't need all the facts. With out a doubt if you two were in charge, Jackson would have a new zip code further down the river.
I feel pretty safe saying you two "sh*t for brains" couldn't handle a kiddie wading pool from Wal-Mart with an inflow from a garden hose.

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