RIVER TRACKER: Latest River Stages

RIVER TRACKER: Latest River Stages
Weather Talk
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 3:34pm

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


* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 44.8 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 35.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO SLOWLY CREST
  AT NEAR 44.8 FEET FROM NOW THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING.
* 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 10:00 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 62.8 FEET.
* RECORD FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 48.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE RISING TO A CREST NEAR
  63.5 FEET BY 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 62.0 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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