Tuesday, February 18, 2020

River Continues to Fall

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

Barnett Reservoir officials on Tuesday morning continued to reduce the amount of water being released through the dam, and foresee further reductions later in the day, depending on rainfall.

After holding outflows at 65,000 cubic feet per second overnight, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District lowered the release to 55,250 from the 33,000-acre lake north of Jackson.

“The lake responded favorably overnight, dropping to a more comfortable level, and we made the move early this morning in hopes of easing flood conditions downstream,” said PRVWSD General Manager John Sigman.


“Depending on the rainfall we get today, we anticipate further reductions soon.” At 9 a.m. Tuesday, Barnett Reservoir stood at 296.95 feet above sea level, providing some storage for the next round of rain. The Highway 80 gauge at Jackson was 36.3 feet at 9:15 a.m. after a crest of 36.67 on Monday.

The National Weather Service’s rainfall forecast shows two rain events, one each on Tuesday and Wednesday. The forecast is between 1 and 2 inches in the Pearl River basin from the two events but could be heavier in some areas, and residents of low-lying areas are being urged to remain alert.

“While discharges from Barnett Reservoir are decreasing and the river levels are dropping in Jackson, we caution downstream communities that the National Weather Service is predicting a rise in the lower Pearl due to rainfall,” Sigman said. “Local rainfall can result in flash flooding anywhere along the Pearl River.”



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

John, what was the level at the undisclosed location gauge somewhere north of Highway 25? You know, the gauge that doesn't exist.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid that we are going to be dealing with this for the foreseeable future. This wet weather pattern doesn't seem to want to break up, and if it doesn't, the next few weeks/months are going to be interesting. I was just a child during the 1979 flood, but I wonder if the weather pattern in the months leading up to the main flood event was similar to what we're dealing with now.

Anonymous said...

10:46 there are many similarities.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's eerily similar....

Anonymous said...

Quick, somone find the global C02 levels for 1979. What was sunspot/solar wind activity like? I only ask because in 40 years it might be a CYCLE repeating!

Anonymous said...

We suffer the effects of global warming. We deserve this.

Anonymous said...

Should we factor in the reality that it didn't rain in Jackson or Madison County today?

Anonymous said...

Actually it poured pretty good in Madison County today, at least in Gluckstadt. Where I flee the downtown area to my white flight cookie cutter non-flooded home at night.

Anonymous said...

Benny and Stokes need to jump on the stump. Quite obviously global warming is racist otherwise why is it that Jackson is the place that suffered the brunt of the “storm”?

Anonymous said...

All this rain is devastating. Today I learned from a Costco employee that Costco is starting to regret having announced a March 12 opening date. OH NO!

Anonymous said...

We suffer from building in flood plains; just that simple.

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