Flood Statement
Issued by NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
916 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Louisiana...

The Mississippi River At Red River Landing affecting East Baton
Rouge...Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes

The Mississippi River At Baton Rouge affecting East Baton Rouge and
West Baton Rouge Parishes

The Mississippi River At Donaldsonville affecting Ascension Parish

The Mississippi River At Reserve affecting St. Charles...St. James and
St. John The Baptist Parishes

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Forecast crests are based upon rainfall that has occurred along with
anticipated rain for the next 12 hours. Adjustments to the forecasts
will be made if additional heavy rainfall occurs.

Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Remember, two feet of
rushing water can carry away most vehicles including pickups.  Turn
around and don`t drown!

A followup product will be issued later. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather
Radio, local tv and radio stations...or your cable provider, for the
latest information. The latest graphical hydrologic information can
also be found at Weather.Gov.

&&

LAC033-077-125-260816-
/O.CON.KLIX.FL.W.0034.000000T0000Z-170616T0900Z/
/RRLL1.2.ER.000000T0000Z.170529T0600Z.170616T0300Z.NO/
916 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Mississippi River At Red River Landing.
* until Friday June 16.
* At 8:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 57.5 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 48.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue rising until cresting
  at around 58.5 feet by Monday morning. The river is expected to
  fall below flood stage by Monday June 19th.
* Impact...At 58.0 feet...Angola farmland on the left bank becomes
  inundated.
* 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.
* Impact...At 51.0 feet...All river islands along the reach from Red
  River Landing to Baton Rouge will be inundated. Recreational camps
  and river bottom farm land will be under water.
* Impact...At 48.0 feet...Access roads will be inundated and
  evacuation of all river islands must be complete. Protection of
  people and property in the river bottom land on the river side of
  the levees must be complete.


&&

LAT...LON 3103 9153 3102 9170 3071 9159 3074 9137


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LAC033-121-260816-
/O.CON.KLIX.FL.W.0035.000000T0000Z-170614T1800Z/
/BTRL1.3.ER.170513T2309Z.170530T0600Z.170614T1200Z.NO/
916 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Mississippi River At Baton Rouge.
* until Wednesday June 14.
* At 8:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 40.2 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 35.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue rising until cresting
  at around 41.0 feet by Tuesday morning. The river is expected to
  fall below flood stage by Wednesday June 14th.
* Impact...At 40.0 feet...The grounds of the older part of Lousiana
  State University`s campus become soggy. This includes the area
  around the Veterinary Medicine building, the Veterinary Medicine
  Annex, the stadium and ball fields. The city of Baton Rouge and the
  main LSU campus are protected by levees at this level.
* 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.
* Impact...At 36.0 feet...River traffic and industrial activity on the
  river side of the levees will be greatly affected. Navigational
  safety regulations will be strictly enforced.
* Impact...At 35.0 feet...River islands from Red River Landing
  downstream to Baton Rouge will be inundated.

&&

LAT...LON 3074 9130 3071 9159 3032 9130 3035 9113



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LAC005-260816-
/O.CON.KLIX.FL.W.0037.000000T0000Z-170612T1800Z/
/DONL1.2.ER.000000T0000Z.170530T1800Z.170612T1200Z.NO/
916 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Mississippi River At Donaldsonville.
* until Monday June 12.
* At 4:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 29.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue rising until cresting
  at around 30.0 feet by Thursday June 1st. The river is expected to
  fall below flood stage by Saturday June 10th.
* Impact...At 27.0 feet...Navigation becomes difficult for smaller
  river craft. Safety precautions for river traffic are urged.

&&

LAT...LON 3035 9113 3032 9130 3001 9087 3009 9079



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LAC089-093-095-260816-
/O.CON.KLIX.FL.W.0038.000000T0000Z-170611T0600Z/
/RRVL1.1.ER.170521T1951Z.170530T1200Z.170611T0000Z.NO/
916 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Mississippi River At Reserve.
* until Sunday June 11.
* At 8:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 22.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue rising until cresting
  at around 23.0 feet by Thursday June 1st. The river is expected to
  fall below flood stage by Wednesday June 7th.
* Impact...At 22.0 feet...Marine and industrial interests along the
  river, upstream barge operators, and facilities are impacted.
  Navigation will become difficult for smaller river craft. Safety
  precautions for river traffic are urged.

&&

LAT...LON 3009 9079 3001 9087 2999 9048 3007 9046




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