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Mississippi Lakes, Rivers and Water Resources




Mississippi Lakes and Rivers Map
Mississippi Rivers Shown on the Map:   Bayou Pierre, Big Black River, Big Sunflower River, Black River, Bogue Chitto, Chickasawhay River, Coldwater River, Deer Creek, Homochitto River, Leaf River, Little Tallahatchie River, Mississsippi River, Noxubee River, Pascagoula River, Pearl River, Tallahala Creek, Tombigbee River, Wolf River, Yalobusha River, Yazoo River and Yockanookany River.

Mississippi Lakes Shown on the Map:   Enid Lake, Grenada Lake, Okatibbee Lake, Ross Barnett Reservoir and Sardis Lake.


 Mississippi Stream and River Levels
Mississippi river levels map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of stream gages located throughout Mississippi. These estimate stream levels, discharges and record them over time. This data is published on the web and many stations allow users to plot custom graphs. Get updated Mississippi river and stream levels from USGS here.


 Mississippi Stream and River Level Alerts
Mississippi water level alerts
The United States Geological Survey has a system that will send you an email message when flood levels are reached on any steam with USGS gaging equipment that you have selected. Sign up here to recieve Mississippi stream and river level alerts.


 Mississippi Water Publications
Mississippi precipitation map
The United States Geological Survey has a number of publications related to water use and water resources in Mississippi. View the water resource publications for Mississippi here.


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 Mississippi Drought Map
Mississippi drought map
The United States Geological Survey publishes updated drought maps on their website. There you can view a map that shows where below normal 7-day average stream flow conditions were recently recorded. The maps are updated daily. Get a current Mississippi drought map here.




 Mississippi Precipitation Map
Mississippi precipitation map
The National Atlas Project has precipitation maps for Mississippi and other states that you can view online or print for personal use. These maps show the average annual precipitation levels mapped across the state. View and print an Mississippi precipitation map here. Precipitation maps prepared by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the United States Geological Survey.


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The topography of an area determines the direction of stream flow and often is a primary influence on the geographic distribution of precipitation. View a detailed Mississippi elevation map.


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