RIVER TRACKER: Latest River Stages

RIVER TRACKER: Latest River Stages
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:43pm

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT BATON ROUGE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 11:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 44.7 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 35.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL REMAIN NEAR 44.7 FEET FOR THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS.
* IMPACT...AT 43.0 FEET...SHIPPING AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES ARE
SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED. UNPROTECTED LOW-LYING AREAS WILL BE FLOODED
AND AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS WILL BE IMPACTED ON THE WEST SIDE OF
THE RIVER. THE CITY OF BATON ROUGE IS PROTECTED BY LEVEES AT THIS
LEVEL.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT RED RIVER LANDING.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 63.0 FEET.
* RECORD FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 48.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS CRESTING.
* IMPACT...AT 62.0 FEET...ANGOLA LANDING WILL REMAIN UNDER WATER AND
ALL FERRY SERVICE WILL BE TERMINATED. ALL RIVER ISLANDS ALONG THE
REACH FROM RED RIVER LANDING TO BATON ROUGE WILL REMAIN INUNDATED
WITH RECREATIONAL CAMPS AND RIVER BOTTOM FARM LAND UNDER WATER.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT DONALDSONVILLE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 7:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 32.4 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 27.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL REMAIN STEADY FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* IMPACT...AT 27.0 FEET...NAVIGATION BECOMES DIFFICULT FOR SMALLER
RIVER CRAFT. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR RIVER TRAFFIC ARE URGED.


 

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