RIVER TRACKER: Latest River Stages

RIVER TRACKER: Latest River Stages
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 3:40pm

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT BATON ROUGE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 2:00 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 44.1 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 35.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN NEARLY STEADY AT OR
  NEAR A STAGE OF 44.0 FEET THROUGH SATURDAY MAY 28TH AND THEN FALL
  VERY SLOWLY TO AROUND 43.9 FEET BY SUNDAY MAY 29TH.
* 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.
* FORECAST INCLUDES OPERATION OF BONNET CARRE AND MORGANZA 

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT RED RIVER LANDING.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 2:00 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 62.3 FEET.
* RECORD FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 48.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO SLOWLY FALL TO A STAGE NEAR
  61.9 FEET BY SUNDAY MAY 29TH.
* 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.
* FORECAST INCLUDES OPERATION OF BONNET CARRE AND MORGANZA 

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