Army Corp's flood response lowered in all active areas

Army Corp's flood response lowered in all active areas

MEMPHIS, TN (KFVS) - With river stages falling in all locations, the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has lowered its floodfighting response activation level to Phase I in all active areas.

These locations include the Cairo area in Illinois, parts of Missouri, the Reelfoot-Obion and Memphis areas in Tennessee, the Clarksdale area in Mississippi, and the White River, West Memphis and Helena areas in Arkansas.

Floodfighting efforts in along the upper and lower St. Francis River ended last week.

As a result, fewer personnel are currently deployed. However, the USACE continues to monitor levees, flood walls, and pumping stations in those areas.

Although significant precipitation is not expected in the near future, USACE emergency operations personnel are in touch with the National Weather Service as the traditional spring high water season nears.

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