Saturday, February 15, 2020

Spillway Peak Outflow to Occur at 6 AM

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


Residents immediately downstream of Barnett Reservoir will see a fast rise in the Pearl River level overnight Saturday into Sunday as officials increase flows through the lake’s dam.

The National Weather Service is predicting a crest of 38 feet on the Highway 80 gauge at 6 p.m. Sunday, which is when downtown Jackson will begin to feel the full impact of the flood event. Officials with Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, an agency of the State of Mississippi that operates the 33,000-acre lake, will begin increasing its discharge overnight Saturday and expects to reach peak outflow at 6 a.m. Sunday.

“Tonight, we will increase incrementally until we match the amount of water flowing into the reservoir,” said PRVWSD General Manager John Sigman. “We will increase about 2,000 cubic feet per second every two hours. We anticipate hitting peak outflow through the dam at about 6 a.m., and people in the area of Northeast Jackson and Lakeland Drive will see an almost immediate impact. “It will take 12 hours for the peak to hit the Highway 80 gauge and for the full impact to reach the downtown and South Jackson areas.”

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

KF I’m so sick of your fear mongering. No one has died yet and NO houses are underwater. Why do you keep pushing this story. You’re no better than the local tv stations

Anonymous said...

Maybe this time the "leadership" will do something about these type events.

Anonymous said...

I thank you for these flood updates. It is excellent information.

Anonymous said...

I keep imagining that spot on the dam that has had a landslide.

Anonymous said...

KF, for those of us who are seeing water too close to our homes, thanks for the updates. 6:09, you don't HAVE to come to this website or watch TV.

Anonymous said...

609 There are a LOT of houses flooded. You obviously don't live anywhere near this. And apparently you know nothing of what a flood does to a house.

Anonymous said...

6:09 must not have been here in '79 or '83. Ask those who were here how it felt not being warned in advance of what happened.

Anonymous said...

I live out of state and rely upon this website to get information. The coverage far surpasses any of the local media.
You have to wonder about people that complain about a website that they elect to visit.
Thanks KF

Anonymous said...

Thanks from Eastover... I was on call all day and sent my wife and 3 sons to Oxford condo. Moving company loaded up all our furniture in our house in NE Jackson today. Your updates have been my news source while at hospital working. Keep up good work

Anonymous said...

6:09 check back tomorrow and you will find many houses and businesses flooded. This is not a tornado, it is a flood. People have some time to prepare and information provided by KF and others helps them know how much time they have to prepare. Hopefully, you will continue to go through life looking through your blinders and never suffer a weather related or other catastrophe. But, if you do, hopefully someone else will give a shit and help you.

Anonymous said...

KF, thanks for the updates. Some of the comments here are horrible. I guess unless it affects them personally then it doesn't matter.
As long as everything is right in your world, who cares about the people down the street. I hope your house is never threaten by rising flood waters because it is a hopeless feeling. However I'm thankful for the people who understand that one day it could be you and it's not a laughing matter. God Help Us All.

Anonymous said...

I'm watching people move out as we speak. Maybe they aren't under water now but it's going up so how is that fear-mongering? There are people who can't get their cars out of their homes and others who have had to move out as water moved in.

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

Was looking at the photo on the WLBT website. Water appears to be exiting the sluce gates and running directly under the lower travel lane (East). If so, why have they not shut down the spillway traffic?

Anonymous said...

Appreciate all the info on the flooding. Thanks, KF.






Satan says welcome said...

@6:09 rot in hell

Anonymous said...

Lanterns On The Levee

Huck Finn said...

8 out of the first 11 stories are about water level and 2 are about comedy. This seems unbalanced.

Anonymous said...

Remember that none of the rich people who live on The Rez ever get flooded. The citizens of the City of Jackson are bearing the loss for them.

Unknown said...

6:09 You must be living in another world to say no houses have been impacted.

Anonymous said...

The more comments I see on local media (especially TV stations on Facebook) about this flooding, the less I trust our education system and the understanding of basic science, weather, and knowledge that water runs downhill...

Anonymous said...

My prayers for everyone in harm's way from this potentially devastating flood - residents, emergency personnel, and law enforcement - and gratitude that I live on high ground.

Jules says said...

@6:09 PM - this is for you:

“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and goodwill, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper, and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!”

Leigh said...

I am so grateful for your coverage. Having information when your state has declared a national disaster eases the panic and has allowed many directly affected to plan and prepare.Thank you for arming us with the facts in the easiest possible way.

Anonymous said...

This is a scary situation, no doubt. But it has to be said that people chose to live in this floodplain. All legal disclosures in purchase required notice of previous flooding In houses from 1979 and 1983...even then-empty lots were legally required to disclose that information to the buyer. Maybe this event will be a good reminder for people not to choose to live in a floodplain. Life is about choices....for homeowners, renters and business owners.

Anon-E-Mouse said...

Lakeshore trailer park in Ridgeland is about 2-4 foot underwater. Hate it for the easternmost residents there as their anodes are likely flooded, 6:09

Anonymous said...

@8:15 Most houses on the Brandon side are under 200k, with many under 150k. "Those rich people on the reservoir" make less than most in the back of Eastover, which is flooding.

Anonymous said...

The entire response was botched by Sigman in the first two days. His excuse won't be supported by the facts. There must be a formal inquiry.

Anonymous said...

8:37pm Feb 15
I was here and those in the areas expected to flood were warned.
We spent a lot of time moving items to the attic and putting furniture we couldn't move up on cinder blocks.
The predications were not accurate in '79 and only somewhat improved 4 years later. Houses not in the flood plain got water in '79. Forecasting has improved in the decades since then.
Ever occur to you there are more satellites now?

Anonymous said...

Ole 8:15 must be way too stupid to understand, that before any houses on the reservoir flooded the water would overflow the dam, causing a catastrophic flood that would way worse than '79.

By chance with your stupid statement, iz you related to Kennuf Stokes???

Anonymous said...

Everyone hating on 6:09. That's actually KF posting anonymously to stir up support comments due to low commentary traffic during floods lol you fools fall for KF larping

Anonymous said...

Worried about anodes? Damn, they're cheap. You'd prolly be worried about your hunting boots if you were impacted.

Kingfish said...

Yup. That was me. (Sarcasm). I somehow managed to text all that while I was driving on the interstate but I must be better than I thought I was.

Actually dumbass, I don't pay attention to the number of comments. Means nothing to me. I pay attention to traffic and the number of comments has absolutely nothing to do with traffic. For example, if I posted about illegal immigration, about six of you clowns would generate 50 comments but only 500 hits while a post about something else might draw less than 10 comments while receiving 2,000 hits or higher.

Anonymous said...

How do you count 'traffic', whatever that is? You can tell how many people are reading comments?

Anonymous said...

@8:15
Your being sarcastic I assume. Eastover is where many physicians such as my husband and out family live. You probably make fun of us the wives that play tennis all day and ha hour at the county club. I've been loading furniture all day and night while he was on call. Our neighbor own a m adison jewelry store and a flowood interior design shop and her house in Eastover is also flooding. No we aren't poor but this neighborhood has many rich families. More so than the rez... Your probably new to town.

Anonymous said...

11:00
That was me. I'm not even trolling. I despise KKKingfish. He doesn't even care about POC.

Anonymous said...

7:46 watch the news and you'll see footage of flooding in POC resident homes in NE Jackson neighborhoods. Thus, you just oxymoroned yourself

Anonymous said...

Oxymoron is now a verb?

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