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Corps of Engineers lowers floodfight response level to Phase I in northern areas

Memphis District
Published April 5, 2020


The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lowered its floodfight activation level to Phase I in the Cairo, Missouri, and Reelfoot-Obion Areas due to falling Mississippi River levels.

At the Phase I floodfight activation level, a reduced number of Corps of Engineers personnel will remain deployed in the field and monitor all federal flood control works including levees, flood walls and pumping stations.

In Phase I, the Corps of Engineers will continue to monitor river levels and will respond as necessary should river levels again rise above Corps activation stages.

Citizens are encouraged to stay in touch with local authorities and to monitor river levels as we move through the traditional high water season.

Citizens can also stay connected by downloading the USACE Memphis App on smartphone devices. Using this app, citizens can monitor river levels, mobilization stages, view river maps, and submit photos of high water levels using the emergency operations option.

Jessica Haas

Release no. 20-032