POSTED: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 3:17am
UPDATED: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 11:18am
STORMTRACKER33 — STORMTRACKER33 - A weather pattern has developed over the central part of the United States that will produce several episodes of heavy rains across the Middle Mississippi River Valley and the Ohio River Valley. Excessive rainfall runoff will bring much of the central and lower Mississippi River and the Atchafalaya River into very high levels over the next several weeks. This situation will have to be monitored very closely and re-evaluated with each new round of rain over the next few days. Meanwhile, click on the links provided below for the latest information, the maps are interactive and updated daily. You can access the latest river stages and forecast crests.
Updated Rainfall Forecast For The Mississippi River Valley: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/?n=lowerohio,lowermississippi,andlowerarkansasrivers 
Interactive Local River Crest 48hr Forecast: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/forecasts.php?wfo=lix&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1&toggles=10,7,8,2,9,15,6 
Historical Mississippi River Floods Since 1543: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lix/?n=ms_flood_history