The Mississippi River is near record low levels in Vicksburg, Natchez

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-10-19 21:01:41

Mississippi River water levels at Vicksburg

The Mississippi River is approaching record low water levels in Vicksburg and Natchez amid a drought in the upper and middle Mississippi River region, according to the National Weather Service.

The river level at Vicksburg was 1.29 feet at noon Wednesday but is projected to fall to lower levels throughout the week, according to the NWS.

The Mississippi River level at Natchez was 10.93 feet at noon Wednesday but is projected to fall to approximately 10.4 feet by the end of the week, NWS officials said.

The baseline for measuring the river is sea level.

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