4/16/2018 8:40:52 AM
As of Friday, the Mississippi River was holding at forty-two feet (42.32) on the Vicksburg, MS gauge AND ninety-two (92.10) feet on the Steel Bayou Landside gauge. Pursuant to the order of the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, those areas within the state previously inundated by Mississippi River floodwaters are now reopened to recreational boat traffic and the “no wake” lifted. However, all boaters are asked to continue to use caution when operating where waters remain high.
In addition, Wolf Lake and Moon Lake remain Closed to all recreational boating activities until this order is removed. Boating in Wolf Lake and Moon Lake other than by people with property in the affected area, is Closed and wake zones will be enforced. Waters in these areas remain at high levels that are continuing to affect properties within.
The MDWFP will continue its increased its law enforcement presence in the affected areas to patrol the levees and waterways, to promote public safety for residents affected by the rising waters, and to enforce the wildlife laws that protect animals affected by flooding.