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Post  Admin on Tue May 10, 2011 11:58 am

There was no danger to Memphis' major tourist draws, such as Graceland, which lies far beyond the water's reach, and much of the city appeared normal. Levees built to prevent massive flooding were holding, according to the Army Corps of Engineers on. The Mississippi River has begun to crest at the near record-high level of just under 48 feet at Memphis. That is 13.87 feet above flood level and less than a foot below the historic high level of 14.7 feet above flood stage recorded during the historic. Levee systems in Memphis were holding after the US Army Corps of Engineers blasted holes in levees at Cairo, Ill., sparing residents there while flooding 130000 acres of prime farmland in Missouri. (UPI/US Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J.. The crest is below the record of 48.7 feet recorded during a devastating 1937 flood in Memphis. The soaking was isolated to low-lying neighborhoods, and forced hundreds of people from their homes, but no new serious flooding was expected.. The Mississippi River has crested in flood-ravaged Memphis, Tenn., but it is expected to be weeks before the waters return to normal levels. The river level hit 48 feet, or about 14 metres on Tuesday, the highest it has been since 1937, said CTV's Joy. Mississippi River flooding: The Mississippi River level stood at 47.8 feet in Memphis, Tennessee, on Monday evening and is expected to crest at 48 feet today, forecasters said. The Mississippi is the highest it's been at Memphis since 1937,. Crude oil rose as concern increased that flooding of the Mississippi River will disrupt fuel output and as equities climbed. Futures advanced as much as 0.7 percent as the flood flows south from Memphis,. The Memphis crest is below the record of 48.7 feet recorded during a devastating 1937 flood. The soaking was isolated to low-lying neighborhoods, and forced hundreds of people from their homes -- including nearly 500 in shelters Tuesday -- but no new. The Mississippi River around Memphis has been sharply higher. The flooding has sparked concern about the impact on gasoline refineries, and gas prices surged on Monday. SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) Even though crude. May 10 (Bloomberg) -- The Mississippi River will likely linger just below 48-foot in Memphis through today before flooding flows south, threatening more shipping traffic before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico past New Orleans in about two weeks..

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