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USACE Vicksburg District develops flood inundation map for Jackson, MS area

USACE Vicksburg District
Published Aug. 26, 2022
Updated: Aug. 28, 2022

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has developed an interactive, flood inundation map (FIM) for communities around the Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi, ahead of projected flooding.

The FIM Viewer currently has four inundation maps on it, each relative to the Pearl River at Jackson gage on Highway 80. Maps currently on the viewer represent a stage of 34 ft, 34.8 ft, 35.5 ft and 36.5 ft at the Jackson gage. These maps were produced using the hydraulic model that provided accurate inundation for the February 2020 flood event. 

The district’s map is located at: https://ags03.sec.usace.army.mil/portal/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ca7ff838865349108910a398123ce968 

Each flood is different, and uncertainty exists in every forecast of river flows and stages.  Citizens in the Jackson Metro area should use their best judgement and contact your local emergency management office for guidance as we could see actual conditions that are lower, or higher, than what is predicted.

In addition, the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast can be found at: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=jan&gage=jacm6

The district remains committed to working with the Pearl River Valley Authority, NWS, the U.S. Geological Survey, Rankin County, Hinds County and cities in the Jackson Metro area as the situation develops.

The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.

Sabrina Dalton, Chief of Public Affairs

Release no. 22-078