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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1010 PM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

...FLOOD POTENTIAL INCREASING ON THE RED RIVER...

...LATEST RED RIVER STAGES AND FORECAST CREST INFORMATION...

THE 8 PM WEDNESDAY STAGE ON THE RED RIVER NEAR DEKALB TEXAS AT PECAN
POINT WAS 24.6 FEET. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE AND CREST NEAR 31
FEET BY SUNDAY MORNING...MAY 24. FLOOD STAGE NEAR DEKALB TEXAS IS 24
FEET.

THE 9 PM WEDNESDAY STAGE ON THE RED RIVER AT FULTON ARKANSAS WAS
20.8 FEET.  THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 22.6 FEET BY MAY 25 ON
MEMORIAL DAY.  FLOOD STAGE IS 27 FEET.

THE 8 PM WEDNESDAY STAGE ON THE RED RIVER AT SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA
WAS 28.5 FEET. THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND CREST NEAR
31.5 FEET BY WEDNESDAY MORNING MAY 27.  FLOOD STAGE AT SHREVEPORT IS
30 FEET.

THE 8 PM WEDNESDAY STAGE ON THE RED RIVER AT COUSHATTA LOUISIANA
WAS 31.7 FEET. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO 33 FEET BY MONDAY
EVENING. FLOOD STAGE AT COUSHATTA IS 31 FEET.

THE 8 PM WEDNESDAY STAGE ON THE RED RIVER AT GRAND ECORE LOUISIANA
WAS 35.8 FEET. THE RED RIVER WILL THEN BEGIN A SLOW FALL
THURSDAY MORNING...WITH ADDITIONAL RISES POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
FLOOD STAGE AT GRAND ECORE IS 33 FEET.

ADDITIONAL VERY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE RED RIVER
BASIN BOTH UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM OF LAKE TEXOMA IN NORTH TEXAS
THROUGHOUT THIS UPCOMING MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND. NEARLY ALL OF
THE RED RIVER`S TRIBUTARIES IN SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTH TEXAS
REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. SOILS IN THE RED RIVER BASIN REMAIN
SATURATED FROM THIS VERY WET SPRING OF 2015.  ALSO LAKE TEXOMA ON
THE RED RIVER AND TRIBUTARY RESERVOIRS TO THE RED RIVER REMAIN QUITE
HIGH AS WELL FROM STORED FLOOD WATERS.

AREA RESIDENTS...RANCHERS...AND FARMERS IN NORTHEAST TEXAS AND
SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA ALONG THE RED RIVER NEED TO CLOSELY MONITOR
WEATHER CONDITIONS AS WELL AS CLOSELY MONITOR RIVER AND LAKE STAGES
THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE. IF A FLOOD WARNING FOR MAJOR
FLOODING IS ISSUED...BE PREPARED TO ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT
LIFE...PROPERTY...AND LIVESTOCK.

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