RIVER TRACKER: Latest River Stages

RIVER TRACKER: Latest River Stages
Friday, May 6, 2011 - 3:30pm

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT RED RIVER LANDING.

* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 12:00 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 55.2 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* THE FLOOD STAGE IS 48.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO 59.6 FEET BY WEDNESDAY
MAY 11TH AND CONTINUE RISING TO A CREST NEAR 65.5 FEET BY MONDAY
MORNING MAY 23RD.
* IMPACT...AT 54.0 FEET...ALL RIVER ISLANDS ALONG THE REACH FROM RED
RIVER LANDING TO BATON ROUGE WILL BE INUNDATED. RECREATIONAL CAMPS
AND RIVER BOTTOM LAND WILL BE UNDER WATER. WATER APPROACHES ANGOLA
FARM LAND.
* FORECAST ASSUMES OPERATION OF BONNET CARRE...BUT NOT MORGANZA.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT BATON ROUGE.

* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 12:00 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 37.7 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* THE FLOOD STAGE IS 35.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE RISING TO 41.7 FEET BY
WEDNESDAY MAY 11TH AND CONTINUE RISING TO A CREST NEAR 47.5 FEET BY
MONDAY EVENING MAY 23RD.
* IMPACT...AT 38.0 FEET...RIVER TRAFFIC AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY ON THE
RIVER SIDE OF THE LEVEES WILL BE GREATLY AFFECTED. NAVIGATIONAL
SAFETY REGULATIONS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
* FORECAST ASSUMES OPERATION OF BONNET CARRE...BUT NOT MORGANZA.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT DONALDSONVILLE.

* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 12:00 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 27.3 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* THE FLOOD STAGE IS 27.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO A STAGE OF 30.7 FEET BY
WEDNESDAY MAY 11TH AND CONTINUE RISING TO A CREST NEAR 36.0 FEET BY
MONDAY EVENING MAY 23RD.
* IMPACT...AT 27.0 FEET...NAVIGATION BECOMES DIFFICULT FOR SMALLER
RIVER CRAFT. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR RIVER TRAFFIC ARE URGED.
* FORECAST ASSUMES OPERATION OF BONNET CARRE...BUT NOT MORGANZA.
 

 

 

 

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