Water Rising - Events Cancelled on Waterfront

Forecasts warn the Mississippi River will reach flood level by Wednesday and continue rising to record levels. The River is expected to crest at Memphis on May 8 at approximately 44', but may go higher according to the National Weather Service.

Water levels reached 45.8' in the flood of 1927

and 48.7' in the flood of 1937.

A Clean-Up of McKellar Lake sponsored by the City, City Beautiful, local businesses, students, and community organizations including FfOR had been scheduled for Saturday but is now postponed until waters recede.

The 30th Annual Outdoors Inc. Canoe & Kayak Race, scheduled for May 7, has been cancelled.