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RIVER TRACKER: Latest River Stages

RIVER TRACKER: Latest River Stages
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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:46pm

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT BATON ROUGE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 12:00 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 43.5 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 35.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE RISING TO A STAGE OF
  46.2 FEET ON WEDNESDAY MORNING MAY 18TH AND THEN CONTINUE RISING TO A
  CREST NEAR 47.5 FEET ON SUNDAY EVENING MAY 22ND.
* IMPACT...AT 47.3 FEET...THIS IS THE FLOOD OF RECORD ESTABLISHED ON
  MAY 15, 1927.
* 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 ASSUMES OPERATION OF BONNET CARRE...BUT NOT MORGANZA. 

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT RED RIVER LANDING.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 11:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 61.5 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 48.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE RISING TO A STAGE OF
  64.4 FEET ON WEDNESDAY MORNING MAY 18TH AND THEN CONTINUE RISING TO A
  CREST NEAR 65.5 FEET ON SUNDAY MORNING MAY 22ND.
* IMPACT...AT 64.0 FEET...MAJOR FLOODING IS IN PROGRESS. ANGOLA
  LANDING WILL REMAIN UNDER WATER AND FERRY SERVICE WILL BE
  TERMINATED. ALL RIVER ISLANDS, RECREATIONAL CAMPS, AND RIVER BOTTOM
  FARM LAND WILL BE UNDER WATER.
* IMPACT...AT 62.3 FEET...THIS IS THE FLOOD OF RECORD LAST OBSERVED ON
  MARCH 25, 1997.
* 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 ASSUMES OPERATION OF BONNET CARRE...BUT NOT MORGANZA. 

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